Captain Karl Henry today set Wolves a seven-point target from the next three games to continue their Championship push and banish the Chelsea blues.
Wolves return to league action on Saturday with the visit of Sheffield Wednesday after their run of three successive Championship wins – their best since April 2009 – was interrupted by Tuesday’s 6-0 thrashing at Stamford Bridge in the Capital One Cup.
Henry was one of 10 players rested, but returns for the Molineux clash with the Owls, whose 2-0 Capital One Cup loss to Southampton on Tuesday was their fifth in a row.
The game with Wednesday, which sees the return of former Wolves boss Dave Jones, launches three matches in eight days, with the visit of Crystal Palace next Tuesday followed by a trip to Blackburn a week on Saturday.
And Henry declared: “If we could maybe take six or seven points out of that possible nine, we’d go into the next international break on the back of another great week. The League is definitely our priority. We had a tough sequence last week and now we play Sheffield Wednesday, Crystal Palace and Blackburn – so it’s another huge week.”
Henry believes Wolves’ current run is vital to re-establishing the team after relegation.
“It means everything,” said the midfielder. “At the beginning of last week we were second-bottom and now we’re sixth. Had we had a rotten week, we’d be looking at the top teams thinking we’ve got a mountain to climb.”
Henry admitted there was nerves in the camp prior to the Leicester game, which kick-started the winning run before 2-0 victories against Ipswich and Peterborough.
“Definitely, because we went into the Leicester game on the back of a defeat and a draw, and the game before we lost to Cardiff,” he said.
Little wonder then that he insists there is no chance of Wolves’ players getting over-excited.
“Those three wins have given us a good start, but we’re not getting carried away,” he added. “We started appallingly against Leeds, we weren’t great against Derby and we were poor at Cardiff.
“There’s a long way to go.”Subscribe to our Newsletter