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Wolves On The Chase!

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10:26 28th January 2014

Jackett in middle of "very important week"

Kenny Jackett has challenged his players to aim to continue combining good football with positive results as they face up to a tough test against Oldham at Boundary Park this evening (7.45pm).

Wolves have produced two of their most flowing performances of the season against Preston and Bristol City, but must now aim to do it on their travels against a Latics side who shaded an epic nine-goal encounter against Peterborough at the weekend.

Jackett has vowed there can be no let-up as Wolves continue to try and chase Brentford and Leyton Orient at the summit of the Sky Bet League One table.

“We’re in third place at the moment chasing the top two and are in the middle of a very important week,” says the Head Coach.

“Now it’s Oldham who are a side we know very well having played them twice in the cup and once already in the league.

“We know it will be tough to go to Boundary Park but we need to keep picking up points and keep putting pressure on the top two.

“As well as we can look back on Saturday we’ve now got to really concentrate on this away game and make sure every single player is at his maximum to get the three points that we need.

“We do want to try and play the same way away from home.

“Passing the ball out from the back is something I have said I wanted to do from day one.

“You have to try and control the play to be a good team.

“To overcome different conditions at different grounds and produce the same product home and away is the challenge for myself and my staff.

“Oldham have some good young players and having come back from 3-0 down on Saturday to beat Peterborough they have a very good spirit.

“They have made some additions, the lad Worrall on the right wing on Saturday had a very good game, which adds to a forward line that has been very competitive.”

Jackett is confident Wolves are continuing their process of gradual improvement in terms of the quality of their football, but has warned that it’s all about the present, and not what has gone before.

“Saturday was the first time since the start of November that we’ve had back-to-back wins so that’s great,” he added.

“We need to do that because we’re in third place and chasing the top two.

“We need to keep concentrating and working and, as a team, just keep improving.

“For me now it’s not about Bristol City, it’s about Oldham – judge us on Oldham.

“League One is a good league with some good football played in it and some good sides who play with different systems and play in different ways.

“You can come across different challenges which I think makes it good for supporters.”

Jackett will select from the same squad of 20 as against Bristol City with Matt Doherty continuing his comeback by featuring in a behind-closed-doors friendly with Port Vale at Compton yesterday.

Doherty, Eusebio Bancessi and Bjorn Sigurdarson were on target in the 3-1 victory.

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