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10:28 14th March 2013

Looking ahead to Saturday's relegation battle

Wolves play host to Bristol City this Saturday, looking to notch a first home win in over three months.
Despite the lack of recent successes, Wolves will have good memories of facing the Robins, after registering their biggest win of the season at Ashton Gate in December.
Going into the game without a win in nine, Stale Solbakken's side produced a stunning first half display, with strikers Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Kevin Doyle (2) and Bjorn Sigurdarson all finding the net to put the visitors in firm control of the fixture.
Neil Danns did pull one back for Bristol City late on, but Wolves ran out 4-1 winners.
That was the latest in a long line of positives results for Wolves against the Reds - Bristol City haven't beaten Wolves in nine league games, a run that spans almost twenty years.
During the promotion campaign of 2008/2009, Wolves won the Molineux fixture between the two sides, extending their unbeaten start to the season to eight games.
Michael Kightly and Ebanks-Blake were both on target as a buoyant Wolves registered a 2-0 win.
The clash at Ashton Gate later on in the season was a more dramatic affair, as City came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 in a televised game in mid-January.
Goals from Neill Collins and Matt Jarvis put Wolves in charge in horrendous conditions, but the home side battled back thanks to Dele Adebola and a late Nicky Maynard goal.
The previous season - in which both meetings ended in draws - was the first time the two teams had been in the same division since the 1998/1999 campaign, which was marked by a thumping Wolves win and an impromptu half-time sideshow.
David Connolly hit four goals, and was joined on the scoresheet by Guy Whittingham and Carl Robinson as Wolves won 6-1 at Ashton Gate, but the game will be remembered more for the infamous fight between Wolfie and Bristol City's mascots - the Three Little Pigs.
When the two sides meet on Saturday, Wolverhampton-born Sean O'Driscoll will be in the away dugout.
The 55 year-old started his playing career at Willenhall Town, before going on to enjoy long spells at both Fulham at Bournemouth, as well as earning international caps playing for the Republic of Ireland.
He took charge of Nottingham Forest for their victory at Molineux earlier in the season, and was previously in charge of Doncaster Rovers on the day that Wolves lifted the Championship trophy after a 1-0 victory in May 2009.
He was replaced at Doncaster by current Wolves boss Dean Saunders in 2011.

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