Kenny Jackett today ordered Wolves to show no let up against struggling Sheffield United tomorrow after warning failure to reel in the Orient express could sap their belief.
The Molineux head coach witnessed Leyton Orient’s latest victory on Monday night when Russell Slade’s League One leaders maintained their 100 per cent start with their eighth straight win, a 2-0 success at fancied Brentford.
Victory restored Orient’s five-point lead over third-placed Wolves, but Jackett is anxious his side remains in the hunt for the two automatic promotion spots.
“Eight out of eight is a terrific start and we’re pleased we’re within touching distance,” said Jackett.
“Logically you can say ‘there are 100 points or whatever to play for’, but sometimes, if the gap stretches too soon, supporters and players can then lack a bit of belief, and those are the two groups who you have to effect all of the time.
“So, while we’ve done well to be within touching distance of them and we’re pleased to be in there competingwe can’t let up – you can look at the points totals required for promotion from League One over the last 10 years, and for automatic promotion, they’re high.
“We want to go up and however we do it, we’d accept it, but we’re going for the highest points total we can.”
Jackett revealed Kevin Foley is in contention for suspended David Davis’s central midfield slot alongside former Blade Kevin McDonald, with Lee Evans, Dave Edwards and Jack Price.
“If it’s right to put him in midfield and he can help the team I’d do it, so yes, he’s a consideration,” said the boss.