Head coach Kenny Jackett today highlighted the importance of the ‘fan factor’ with Wolves poised to create history against Sheffield United on Saturday.
Molineux is braced for its second successive 20,000-plus gate on Saturday after 22,240 watched the 1-0 defeat to Walsall on September 17. It would be the first time in the club’s history Wolves have attracted back-to-back home crowds of more than 20,000 in the third tier.
In two of their three seasons at this level, 1923-24 and 1988-89, Wolves have won the title, while in the other, 1985-86, they were relegated.
But they have never come close to the regular crowds they are currently enjoying while playing so low in the footballing pyramid.
Jackett is hugely grateful and encouraged by the size of the crowds and warned they will need to be in similar voice this weekend, with up to 2,500 Blades fans expected.
“The one thing you’ll see on Saturday is the support they generate because they’re a very big club which is well supported,” he said.
“They will be well backed on Saturday. You’re probably looking at the two biggest clubs in terms of support in League One this season.
“We’ve had tremendous home and away support – they’ve got right behind the team in every single game.
“I’m pleased with the wins record and have optimism when you’re looking at the table that we can compete going forwards now.
“We want to keep getting good performances and the right results to encourage supporters to keep coming to make them think we can be successful in the future.
“The backing both home and away has been tremendous for the players and it’s much appreciated.”
Today was D-Day on the fitness of Kevin Doyle, whose thigh strain was due to be assessed to see if he can rejoin the squad after missing Saturday’s 1-0 win at Shrewsbury.
Strike partner Leigh Griffiths is set to be fit after limping out of the game at the Greenhous Meadow with an ankle injury.