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Preparation Not Celebration

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11:32 11th April 2014

Jackett keeping focus

Kenny Jackett says there will be no celebrating at Wolves until the season’s ambition of promotion is realised.

And if Wolves can push themselves over the line in the forthcoming games, the Head Coach says focus would then quickly turn onto trying to lift the Sky Bet League One title.

For now though it’s all about continuing to take things one game at a time, and that means the trip to Crewe tomorrow (3.07pm).

“The number one priority is getting promoted, but then there wouldn’t be any celebrations until we win the league,” he says.

“Our celebrations would be at the conclusion.

“It would leave a bitter taste in our mouths if we got there and then fell away and accepted second.

“At present it’s one step at a time and it won’t be the case that we’ll be taking our foot off the gas

“We have got to get ourselves over the line and get promotion.

“After that we want to finish strongly with a very keen eye on the side for next season, making sure we’re as strong as we possibly can be in the transition from one season to another.

“But I think everyone will forgive me for not looking at that big picture right now.

“All my focus at the moment is the next game to try and stay within my process.

“It is about breaking down what is needed for us to get over the line and giving us the best possible chance.

“And I think that is to stick to our usual routine which we have done this week, keeping the sessions and the days exactly as they have been.

“That pattern has been successful for us during the course of the season and there is no reason to change it.

“It’s not our job to look at any permutations – it’s our job to put in the performance which gives us the best opportunity of winning the game.

“Our attitude and our preparation towards Saturday is just on that game and nothing else.”

And Jackett says the players themselves are committed to maintaining their high standards over the remaining fixtures, because if they don’t they will be out of the team.

“In terms of our first team players we have good players out of the side and I think they are aware of that,” said Jackett.

“In a training session there are not many that could look into the numbers, say from 12 to 20, and couldn’t see someone that could compete with them.

“That’s a good thing and it keeps them with their feet on the floor.

“That competition is part of it, it certainly improves our sessions.

“If we do 11 v 11 the quality of the eleven playing against them is a big thing, and no disrespect to my former club (Millwall) it is a big step up here and that helps the training sessions.”

Wolves have sold out of their allocation of 2,228 tickets and none will be available on the door at Gresty Road.

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