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The Bjorn Supremacy?

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09:00 26th August 2013

Striker relishing competition

Bjorn Sigurdarson is keen to try and make life difficult for Head Coach Kenny Jackett – but purely in terms of giving him a pleasing selection dilemma up front.

Sigurdarson marked his first league start as a centre forward with the first goal in Friday’s 2-1 win against Crawley, after Leigh Griffiths started on the bench after missing a couple of days’ training due to a court appearance in Scotland.

It was Kevin Doyle who set up Sigurdarson for his headed opener, and then the nerveless Griffiths who despatched the winning penalty in injury time, offering plenty of food for thought and options for Wolves’ Head Coach.

“We have so many players who are doing so well, so it's really difficult for the manager to choose who's going to play,” said Sigurdarson. 
"I hope I'll get to start more games, but every player is hoping for that. 

“I spoke to the manager last week, and he said he knows I can play wide and as a centre forward, and we're going to find the best place for you.

“On Friday I got to start as centre forward, which is my favourite position, and I scored a goal so I enjoyed it. I would prefer to play there, to be honest.
"We have great strikers though, so it's going to be tough to get that spot in the team. 

“Griffiths and Kevin Doyle are both fantastic players and I would like to get the chance to play with both of them - it would be ideal if we could play three up front!
"As a player, it's great to have Kevin in our squad. He's a great player and it's an honour to play with him - he has great experience and you can see his talent as soon as he gets the ball.

“Sometimes people don't recognise his talent when he's not scoring, but when he's on the ball he's different class."

Sigurdarson was delighted to get off the mark on Friday night, but echoed the thoughts of Jackett that Wolves could have done more to add to the lead before allowing an impressive Crawley side to work their way into the game.

"It was good to get an early goal,” said the Icelander.

“It was a great cross from Doyler and I think I fooled the keeper a bit - he thought I was going to the other post, but I thought it was a good goal.

“I really needed that for my confidence, and that's the reason we play - to score goals.
“After my goal I think we possibly sat back too much, they had the ball and did well with their possession, scored a goal but at the end we got the penalty and won the game, and it was brilliant.”

Sigurdarson says Wolves must be ready to expect performances like that of Crawley, who took advantage of the excellent Molineux playing surface to rise to the occasion with some impressive football.

"Molineux is a great stadium to be playing in and obviously everyone will look forward to coming here because it is such a big ground and a good place to play,” he added. 
"Crawley play good football and they played around us at times.

“It was a great finish for their goal as well but we dug in and we got three points which is all that matters.
 "The top of the table is where we should be and where we want to be.

“After two disappointing seasons, it's good to start this season so well.

“We've tried to start this season well and forget everything else that's happened before and give it our best, and it's gone well so far.

“I think we're just going to take every game as it comes, we're not going to think about promotion or anything else, we just try to do our best every game and try to win."

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