Sam Ricketts today hailed the “inspirational” support which will be provided by Wolves fans at Preston tomorrow – admitting he’s never known an away following like it.
Almost 5,000 Wolves supporters will herald the launch of the Kenny Jackett era by converging on Deepdale for the Sky Bet League One curtain-raiser, which will also be the skipper’s competitive debut for the club.
And Ricketts has highlighted the importance of everyone sticking together in the common aim of bringing about a Wolves revival.
“I was at Swansea at the start of their rise through the divisions and one thing we had was the support – everyone was pulling in the same direction,” says Ricketts.
“We need the same here now – that’s the players, people running the club, the staff at the training ground and the media.
“To be taking 5,000 fans tomorrow is phenomenal – I don’t think any club I’ve played for has taken that many anywhere, it’s inspirational.
“When we pull on that shirt, we’re representing them and we want them to be proud of us.
“This season there are going to be times when we don’t play well and we get beat, but we need to stay together.
“If we do, we can create a massive momentum to carry this club forward.
“We’ve got that many youngsters starting that the support from the fans is going to be huge.
“Of the young lads here, they probably haven’t played much more than 100 League games between them for this club.
“That’s a tiny figure, but there’s been a huge turnaround and a huge change in the dynamic.
“So we just need everyone to get behind us.”