Kenny Jackett is preparing Wolves to try and put on a “good show” for the fantastic travelling support at MK Dons on Saturday - and says the team will learn the lessons from Colchester’s near comeback on Tuesday.
Approximately 8,800 Wolves fans will be inside Stadium MK on Saturday afternoon, an unprecedented away following for a Sky Bet League One fixture, and the Head Coach is well aware of the importance of putting in a good performance.
“It is a game we should be looking forward to,” he says.
“We are delighted with the level of support we have got.
“To get this type of following for an away game is unique.
“It is not something that I have experienced before.
“We really do want to put on a really good show on Saturday for a considerable amount of people who are making the effort to come and watch us.”
Jackett will take Wolves into the game mulling over how best to get enough points over the final eight games to achieve the aim of promotion to the Championship.
Having dominated the first half against Colchester on Tuesday, Wolves saw their 3-0 advantage pegged back, just as at Swindon a fortnight previously.
On neither occasion has the opposition’s comeback proved costly, but Jackett’s attention to detail means he will assess all possibilities in terms of the tactics of seeing games out.
“We will learn from it because it has happened a few times,” he explains.
“There have maybe been one or two instances where we have been looking to coast and we can’t do that because you can’t turn it on and off like a tap.
“Some of it is tactical – maybe it is hard to produce that quality of performance all the way through.
“And other times perhaps we shouldn’t be so open and expansive.
“Maybe we need to look at it tactically and including myself with my substitutes make sure that we load it up and perhaps change the system so that we don’t concede.
“That might be something we need to look at in the future.”
*Supporters travelling to MK Dons via Wolves’ Official Coaches are reminded to arrive at Molineux in plenty of time for the 11am departure. Parking is available on Waterloo Road and Whitmore Hill Car Parks but NOT as normal on the Stan Cullis Car Park due to the number of coaches making the journey.