Jackett hails Wolves progress

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April 10, 2015 13:50:39 UK

Kenny Jackett wants his Wolves players to embrace the promotion pressure.

Kenny Jackett is delighted with the rapid progress made in his tenure at Wolves while he urged his players to welcome the Championship promotion fight.

The 53-year-old took charge at Molineux in summer 2013 after the Midlands outfit had just been relegated to League One following just one season in the Championship having been relegated from the Premier League the previous year.

However after an immediate return to the second tier last season, Jackett’s side have enjoyed an impressive season while four successive wins has secured them a place in the top-six places with only five matches remaining.

I have been here two years and, well, that has gone very quickly – unbelievably quickly really – and I have been pleased with the progress the club has made.

Kenny Jackett

Jackett’s main aim is to secure a play-off place, but with Wolves just six points off league leaders Bournemouth, an automatic promotion place cannot be discounted.

And, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Midlands rivals Birmingham, he is just looking for the players to hold their nerve and try to continue their impressive run of form.

He told the Express & Star: “I have been here two years and, well, that has gone very quickly – unbelievably quickly really – and I have been pleased with the progress the club has made.”

And looking at the fight for promotion in the run-in, Jackett added: “We are pleased to be in there and really we need to look forward – our season is ahead of us.

“You want this type of pressure and that is why you are in professional football.

“There is focus on the games, a big crowd and a lot on the result, local pride and we are chasing the Premier League. There is a lot on it and we want to be involved.”

Wolves, who are 7.00 to secure promotion to the Premier League, can be backed at 2.25 to win at Birmingham on Saturday. The Blues are 3.50 to win and the draw is 3.40.

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