No-one wants to spoil the party for Wolves at the moment.
But it’s become the burning issue on every Wolves fan’s mind – can they keep Kevin Doyle and Bakary Sako?
So important are the pair that to lose them now could put a serious dent in Wolves’ promotion ambitions.
With all the will in the world Wolves would be hard pressed to find equivalent quality replacements as a League One club.
Neither player wants to leave and neither do they want to play in the third tier of English football.
But with no acceptable offers on the table, there is surely a chance both could end up staying. Thankfully, neither has resorted to downing tools like some would.
Quite the opposite in fact. They appear to be enjoying the much sunnier mood around the squad and are relishing their part in a team playing exciting football, winning games and fighting for each other.
Playing like they did on Saturday, their values are only going to rise and leave Wolves less inclined to accept whatever bids come in.
The pair were instrumental in everything good against Bristol City – and there was plenty to dine out on.
On the ground where he scored the best goal of his career last December, Doyle won the free-kick from which Sako bent in the opening goal for his second successive strike.
Sako then crossed for Matt Doherty’s winner, with Doyle’s run following up the shot seeing Aden Flint only help the ball into the net.
On their day, they are Premier League talents, and, at this level, there is no doubt they are special players who are making a real difference to the team, underpinning this highly encouraging start to the season.
After two dispiriting campaigns, Doyle is playing with a smile on his face again, the confidence shredded by back-to-back relegations returning in spades.
Nowhere was that summed up more than by a party-piece flick-up-and-volley from 35 yards that had overworked City keeper Frank Fielding leaping desperately across his goal.
Whether he’s on form or not, confidence is something Sako has never appeared short of.
And in the swirling rain at Ashton Gate, he tied Brendan Moloney in knots at times with his pace, power and trickery.
How Wolves would cope without them makes you shudder.
The speed of Doyle’s return to form after missing all of pre-season only underlines what a low maintenance, top professional he is. Long may it continue.
But the form of Doyle, who was a clear man of the match, and Sako were two of many highlights in a corner of the west country which has been a happy hunting ground for Wolves for a couple of decades now.
Wolves, who were unchanged as new signing Kevin McDonald was left on the bench until the 86th minute, carried on from where they left off against Gillingham.
It was a thoroughly dominant opening 45 minutes during which they deserved more than Sako’s sumptuous set-piece separating the teams.
As in the previous game, Leigh Griffiths had the first chance – but it didn’t go in this time, as his 30-yarder was pushed away by Fielding, who was then behind a rasping effort from Sako after he cut in from the right.
On-loan Arsenal midfielder Jordan Wynter had an isolated effort for Bristol City but blazed well over, after being presented with a shooting chance on the edge of the box.
Wolves quickly returned to the attack and within seconds ruthlessly punished the Robins after Doyle was sent tumbling by Scott Wagstaff and Sako’s resulting curler flew into the top corner of the net.
That settled Wolves and they were allowed to continue their control of proceedings unabated until half-time as City were continually outmuscled in midfield.
Griffiths, and ‘Danny Batth from Brierley Hill’ – as the song goes – will both have been disappointed with close-range headers.
They flew wide from Sako deliveries on the half-hour before that audacious volleyed attempt from Doyle.
And it was Doyle who had another chance as Wolves ended the half on top as he dragged a deflected low shot wide from 25 yards.
As so often happens, it was the opposition who came out with renewed vigour at the start of the second half and City scored with their first attack after the restart.
Richard Stearman slipped which allowed Sam Baldock to skip around him and cut inside from the Wolves left before crossing for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas to sweep the ball home from 12 yards.
The equaliser triggered a sustained period of attack from the home side against the backdrop of incessant driving rain.
Wolves were hanging on. But whereas last season they might have keeled over, this is a more resilient side.
And they showed character not just to weather City’s storm, but re-establish control of the game to suggest they are learning how to win matches again.
In truth, a double substitution, which saw Bjorn Sigurdarson and Jake Cassidy replace Zeli Ismail and Griffiths in the 65th minute, infused Wolves with fresh energy.
Fielding denied Doyle the goal his performance deserved with a fantastic reaction stop from his falling shot after another Sako corner.
But then came the winner as Doherty’s angled lob crept in via Flint after he stole in behind City’s defence.
Cassidy missed a chance to grab a third late on but it didn’t matter – courtesy of Sako and Doyle. Now Wolves could face their biggest battle of the season – hanging on to them.
By Tim Nash