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Scott's Goal-Bourne Start!

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09:00 26th September 2013

Golbourne aims for attacking impact

Scott Golbourne has already found the net once for Wolves since arriving from Barnsley – but admits he didn’t mean it!

However given the attacking ethos of the side under Head Coach Kenny Jackett, the defender is hoping he may able to grab one or two more over the course of the season.

The –year-old has slotted in on the left hand side of defence since making the move to Molineux, and has settled in quickly.

“I’m really enjoying it so far,” he says.

“The move has gone through very smoothly and I’ve been fortunate enough to get in the team and play.

“I feel I’m finding my feet in the team and can now find a level of consistency of performances that I can carry through the season.

“It was nice to get the goal against Swindon!

“Did I mean it? No I didn’t!  It was a cross. Or maybe a cross-come-shot!

“It can happen sometimes when you try and put in a far post cross that they do fly in.

“It’s good to get the opportunity to attack and get forward and put in crosses.

“The gaffer does want his full backs to join in the attack and sometimes with the way we play the full backs are the main width in the team and are encouraged to get high up the pitch.

“You can be quite a force in the attack as well as having your defensive duties.

“So hopefully there might be one or two more goals during the course of the season.”

While Golbourne hasn’t been surprised by the level of competition to win a place in the Wolves defence, the quality of the division has surprised him since his previous spell at the level.

“I think there is a little bit of teams raising their games when the play against us,” he explained.

“But I have also been surprised since the last time I played in this division of the amount of football being played.

“I remember it being a more direct hustle and bustle style before whereas coming back into it now I can see a lot more teams looking to pass and play football.

“It has been very competitive and there have been some good games of football and that is pleasing for me.

“There is good competition for places in the defence now and you are never guaranteed of the shirt.

“You have to keep putting in performances and I think that is the same whichever team you are at in football nowadays.

“It’s not just about the starting eleven anymore – teams have got big squads and you have to fight for your place and when you are in the team you have to do what you can to stay in there.”

Golbourne has certainly been impressed with the support of the Wolves fans in his early days at the club, with excellent home support being matched by sellout away followings so far.

He is hoping for similar backing when Wolves entertain well-supported Sheffield United at Molineux on Saturday (3pm).

“The fans have been great,” says Golbourne.

“I have said before how it helps massively, especially at home, to make Molineux a loud and intimidating place to come.

“When the crowd are right behind Wolves it is tough for opposition teams to play at Molineux and I have been on the other side of it when I’ve been here before.

“When the crowd come alive it is a great atmosphere and I think that is going to stand us in good stead over the season.

“The away support has been incredible as well.

“I think that support, along with us putting in the right performances, will make for a good combination.

“It is going to be a tough game for us on Saturday – there aren’t many ones that aren’t anymore!

“Those days are gone now, unless maybe you are Man Utd or Man City playing one of the bottom teams in the Premier League.

“Most games are tough now and in this league we are never going to just be given three points.

Sheffield United will be keen to get themselves up and running and they are a club with high expectations who will be looking to get out of this league.

“They will want to start putting in performances and picking up results to climb the table and will be very keen to win.

“As for us we will be looking for the points to try and get another little run together.

“It will be a good game of football.”

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