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Sylvan On Song


08:01 24th December 2012

Striker believes team have momentum

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake believes Wolves are picking up momentum at just the right time heading into the busy Christmas period – as he revealed he is enjoying his football under Ståle Solbakken.


Wolves’ top scorer and double Championship Golden Boot winner took his season’s tally to nine with a brace in Friday night’s 2-1 win at Blackpool, and will be hoping to add to that against in-form Peterborough on Boxing Day (3pm).


Three wins in four sends Wolves into that game in good heart, but Ebanks-Blake is not getting too carried away.


“It’s a crucial time with a lot of games in a short period of time so it will be good to build up some momentum,” he says.


“We’ve been on good form for the last four games and we shouldn’t have lost at Middlesbrough.


“Hopefully we can kick on from here and pick up some results over Christmas.


“I’m not sure what we can achieve over the season – we just have to concentrate on the next game.


“I am enjoying my football, I always enjoy playing and getting on the end of chances and long may that continue.


“I love playing with the lads here and I’m happy.


“Based on the results we’ve had recently it looks like it’s all coming together.


“We’ve maybe had to become a bit more nastier in what we do and grind out games more like we did at Blackpool.


“We couldn’t play the footballing game that we wanted but we played the occasion and the game well and came out on top.


“Whether we deserved it or not that is the main thing.”


On the Blackpool victory, which ended the hosts’ eight-game unbeaten run, Ebanks-Blake added: 


“Anytime you come and play Blackpool you know you are going to get a hard game.


“They are a very good side especially at home and we knew it was going to be difficult and that we would have to grind it out and take our chances when they came along.


“We managed to do that and then hold on at the end.


“We were delighted to get the win.


“It was a great team performance starting from Carl in goal and I think all the lads put in good performances.”


Whilst delighted with his brace Ebanks-Blake was slightly rueful at missing a golden chance for a hat trick, the ball taking a major bobble as he tried to finish with his left foot in the closing stages.


“I was delighted to get the chance for the first,” he recalled.


“It was a nice ball from Pennant and the defender came with me and I managed to slot it in.


“And I was pleased to see the penalty go in.


“I was delighted to get a couple but more importantly delighted that the team won and let’s hope we can keep that going.


“I should have taken the match ball away but I am happy with the two that I got.


“What happened? I missed!


“It did take a bit of a bobble and maybe I thought I’d scored before I did!


“It was typical that they went up and got on the scoresheet straightaway which made it a bit of a spectacle for the people watching but the main thing was that we got the three points.”




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