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Sylvan Staying Patient


15:30 2nd October 2012

Striker enjoying different style

Last time Wolves welcomed Crystal Palace to Molineux, striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake found the net within 20 seconds.


But the Molineux frontman is certainly not predicting anything similar this evening (7.45pm kick off), not least as the Eagles are flying high when it comes to their recent form.


“I remember that quick goal here very well when we played them the last time in the Championship,” he says of the 2-1 win in September, 2008.


“I don’t think about it too much though, especially as it’s been a long time since we’ve played them.


“If I play, I always try to get in the box and score goals.


“But they won again on Saturday and they’re going really well at the minute.


“There are no easy games in this league, especially when they come so think and fast.


“But our confidence is high at the moment, our record at home is good, we’re playing well so we’ve got no reason not to believe we can’t do well.


“We’re never complacent though.


“Let’s hope we can go out with the same mentality and type of performance we showed on Saturday and we won’t be far off a good result.”


Ebanks-Blake has been in fine form for Wolves so far this season, four goals making him the leading scorer, and he has also enjoyed being part of a team now looking to play a more possession-based game.

He added: “We always want to score goals – and me in particular – but I just think we controlled the match (against Sheffield Wednesday)


“They had a few opportunities which we had to be careful of, but we defended them well.


“To be honest, I think we should have scored a couple more goals to have killed the game.


“I think it’s there for everyone to see – we’re playing well and playing some good football, some of the best I’ve seen since I’ve been here and I’ve been here for a long time and long may that continue.


“It’s about being controlled and the manager demands we play football but that we’re direct when we need to be.


“In this league, you need to have a few different ways of playing because teams are so different.


“I think people can see exactly what we’re trying to do and everyone is behind us.


“We’re getting good results so long may that continue.”

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