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Title Within Sight

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15:30 21st April 2014

Wolves edged within touching distance of the Sky Bet League One title after the televised 3-1 victory over promotion chasers, Leyton Orient.

Goals from Richard Stearman, Bakary Sako and a late strike from substitute - James Henry - sealed all three points after a very hard fought encounter. 

Kenny Jackett reflected on an excellent team performance and a Man of the Match display from goal keeper,Carl Ikeme:

“We haven’t really needed Carl that much over the last few months, but today he proved what he really is: a top class goalkeeper. 

“But then again we scored three goals and once again we were clinical in front of goal. 

“We were 2-0 up very early on and it was always going to be difficult to hold onto it. Orient started the second half well but we battled through it and we had our own chances. 

“We’re on 99 points and to make the title mathematically certain we need to get a point from the last two games. 

“We’ll remain focussed and after some rest and training we’ll head to Coventry on Saturday. 

Asked about potentially reaching the 100 point mark, Kenny said, “Well, there’s an opportunity – I think the record is 101 points, so we need three points from two games to beat it, so the record is there and we’ll be going for it. 

“To get anywhere near the points total we’ve got is fantastic. 

“If you look at our points haul we’re about 19 points ahead of Orient and for much of the season we were chasing them. 

“The second half of our campaign has been key and we’ve been very consistent. 

“We’ve also had strength in depth. James Henry came off the bench and scored his tenth goal of the season today and performed very well, which summed up the team effort.

Reflecting on the great backing from the travelling Wolves supporters, Kenny concluded:

“It was great to see the fans stay in the stands after Saturday and once again they came in great numbers and backed us all the way as they have done all season.

”They’ve been tremendous and we can’t thank them enough.”

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