For the second consecutive away match, Wolves have sold out their travelling allocation.
And that tells us as much about the success of Kenny Jackett’s makeover as the double of the team’s 4-0 victory over Gillingham and the unbeaten League One start.
Wolves fans are beginning to enjoy themselves again, look forward to their football and, most of all – even though it has taken a tumble into the third tier – are starting to feel pride in Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Around 2,200 fans will pack the away end at Ashton Gate, a venue which traditionally is kind to the gold and black – it was even the scene of the ill-fated Stale Solbakken’s biggest win as manager a year ago and a career-best goal for Kevin Doyle.
Jackett is only into the earliest reaches of his plans to rebuild Wolves.
But he can already claim to have no mean success in another of the challenges he set himself on being appointed head coach, to repair the poisonous gulf that had developed between the club and its public.
None were spared some vicious criticism as that second successive relegation loomed. Chairman Steve Morgan, chief executive Jez Moxey, the managers past and present and the players were savaged by a deeply disenchanted public.
Even Jackett’s appointment was greeted with a surly resentment by fans who had placed Owen Coyle, subsequently appointed Wigan boss, and local-lad-making-good Steve Davis, at Crewe, ahead of the former Millwall manager on their wish-list.
That his team should pitch up for its first home game of the season on the back of two goalless games and a narrow Capital One Cup defeat at Morecambe and still trigger such a positive vote of support from the public salutes the communication offensive which has been a Jackett-led initiative.
Wolves took 5,000 to Preston, enjoyed a near-20,000 home gate for the Gillingham game and have now broken through the 11,000 barrier in season ticket sales.
These are the signals of a fanbase desperate to have a reason to love their club again and Jackett has done everything in his power to supply them.
Looking back on his Molineux curtain-raiser, Jackett admitted: “It was very good to get my first win and I was delighted with the size of the crowd, just over 19,000.
“We’ve left them with some optimism for the season.
“The supporters have wanted to see a new team and some quality attacking play and, when needed, see the players roll their sleeves up and battle and scrap, if it’s possible to have all of that!
“There was a good link between the players and supporters and it’s a key one.
“For us going forward, the players have to respect and encourage the supporters and what they do for them because we need them.”
For too long, the Wolves community have heard how they can be a negative force against their own team because of the unrest and dissatisfaction; Jackett wants to unleash the positives.
“They’ll get behind us when they see performances like that one,” he added.
“They want to see a new, fresh Wolves side and they want to see quality in attack, and heart and commitment as well.
“That connection between the players and the crowd is precious and you have to really work at it.
“It had broken down and the fans wanted to see fresh players and an attacking team.
“Myself, the coaching staff and the players are pleased to give them something to cheer.
“After that there has to be a degree of reality and to realise we have to build on the performance and not rest on our laurels.
“Defensively we’ve conceded one goal in the three games, and that was from a free-kick.
“We’re working hard at being solid. But as much as hoping we can underpin it all with a good defence, a club the size of Wolves in this division has to be pro-active and pass to create chances.
“Against Gillingham, we were constructive in possession and passed the ball well and passed it forward. People are going to work hard to try to stop us attacking.”