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09:00 28th November 2013

Jackett targets further progress

Kenny Jackett insists he is currently more concerned about points than position as Wolves press on in search of a promotion prize.

Wolves and Leyton Orient have swopped top spot over the last three rounds of Sky Bet League One fixtures, with Jackett’s men now at the summit heading into Saturday’s trip to fellow promotion hopefuls Peterborough (3pm).

It may be that the eight point gap to third at present is an equally key statistic, but Jackett is concerned only with the current tally which stands at 43 from 18 games played.

“Being top is certainly better than being bottom – no doubt about that!” quipped the Head Coach.

“But I’m more one for points totals really and we’re on to 43 points from 18 games now.

“And in those games we’ve only conceded ten goals.

“They are the positives going forward and we are a work in progress and have to keep improving.

“We want to finish on 90-plus points – that’s where you want to be to get promoted.

“The points total is very good so far for the games played and that’s what I’m looking at.

“We’re in a good position and have to make sure now that as a club we capitalise on it.

“I think we have to keep driving forward there is no doubt about that.

“We have a good points total and are in a good position but we have to show the same amount of hunger as we look forward to Saturday’s game against Peterborough which will be a big game for us.

“We can go there with almost a fully fit squad which is a nice choice for us.”

Wolves were hanging onto Leyton Orient and Peterborough’s coat-tails in the first three months of the season, but Posh have since lost five games in succession to fall out of the top two places.

But Jackett knows that run can quickly come to an end, and remains focused on ensuring Wolves remain at the top of their game for Saturday’s showdown at London Road.

“My focus will only be on my own team and not what is happening at Peterborough,” he added.

“Different clubs can react in different ways.

“My early signs are we haven’t got any injuries which is a good thing and after that we go overnight on Friday and make sure we continue our good away form.

“If we can continue our heart, commitment and effort and keep adding the quality then that is the answer for us.”

*Wolves have sold out of their allocation for Saturday's fixture.

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