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McDonald: "More To Come"

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09:00 25th October 2013

Midfielder says team can improve

Kevin McDonald looked ahead to tomorrow’s trip to Bradford by declaring that Wolves have no divine right to continue their impressive start to the Sky Bet League One season.

 

But the midfielder is confident that both he and the Wolves team have plenty more to come.

Tuesday’s 2-0 home win against Oldham made it 28 points from the first 12 games for Wolves, but even with that impressive start the trip to Bradford comes with Leyton Orient and Peterborough occupying the top two positions in the table.

McDonald however, enjoying his football following his summer switch from Sheffield United, believes Wolves are ready to step things up.

“I’ve settled really well here and am enjoying it on the pitch,” he says.

“I think I’ve done alright so far but I definitely feel I’ve got more to come.

“The gaffer wants me to push further forward and play more of a part in attack and that’s nice because I like to be up there when I can.

“I’m happy with the way I’ve started in a new team but I definitely think there is more to come.

“We’ve done really well with our results but there is probably also more to come from the team as well.

“What I would say is that I was in this league last year and there are some very good teams and some difficult teams to play against.

“A lot of teams are very solid and there are a lot of good footballing teams as well and so while people on the outside might think Wolves should be winning comfortably it is never going to be the case.

“What we have done is managed to get ourselves in a good position in the early stages of the season and hopefully we can continue that.”

McDonald was pleased to see Wolves come through a potentially tricky date with the Latics on Tuesday, not least due to the torrential rain during the first half.

“It was a tough game and the weather wasn’t the greatest at all!” he added.

“It was hard to play football in that first half with the rain lashing down but in the second half I thought we played some good football and took control of the game.

“In the first it was difficult with passing but probably more difficult for defenders and the keepers who didn’t want to make a mistake.

“The pitch held up well to be honest and the fact it did meant we were able to play some good stuff in the second half.

“We had a good few chances and it was nice to come away with a 2-0 win in the end.

“We knew we were going to have to battle out a result and that’s what we did in the end.”

And McDonald is expecting another tough afternoon against a Bradford side still with upward momentum after promotion last season and reaching the Capital One Cup Final after a string of big wins.

“It’s going to be a tough game up there with a big crowd and a good atmosphere,” said the midfielder.

“It is up to us to try and take the game to them.

“We’ve been good on the road this season and need to go and put on another performance.

“We’ll need to be solid again and the boys at the back have been great this season and Kemes (Carl Ikeme) in particular.

“You always want everyone to contribute as well and as midfielders we try and help them and the strikers too.

“But while we’ve got a good defensive record that’s not how we set out in that we do want to attack teams every game and we want to score goals.

“We are able to do that because we know we have got a good and solid back-line behind us.”

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