Scott Golbourne insists Wolves have the squad to cope with a cup run and a promotion push.
Kenny Jackett’s squad host Notts County tonight bidding for a place in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy area quarter-final.
Like Jackett, Golbourne reckons Wolves can deal with the six extra games a run in the competition would bring from now, despite being without seven players tonight, including six through international call-ups.
“A cup run can sometimes take its toll in terms of the number of games but we’ve got a good squad here to cope with that,” he said.
“We’re well equipped to go on and play in a few different competitions and do well if we can.
“Winning games in any competition is important and to try to go as far as we can.”
Despite the low-key nature of the early rounds of the competition, Golbourne believes Wolves should treat the JPT as a chance to add to their sparkling league results after eight wins in the first 10 games in League One.
“You put the shirt on, go out and want to win the game,” he said.
“The main aim at the club is promotion, but there’s also the chance to play at Wembley if we get to the final.
“I’ve never had the opportunity of experiencing that and these opportunities are sometimes few and far between.
“I’d love to get to a Wembley final and win the competition.
“It’s also about breeding that winning mentality – in any competition we’re in now we have to be looking at trying to win because that breeds confidence.”
Golbourne’s full and home debut for Wolves came in the JPT when he faced Walsall in front of 13,481 at Molineux and the team won 4-2 on penalties after the sides drew 2-2 after 90 minutes.
And the former Barnsley, Bristol City and Reading man wants to sample more of the same.
“It was a great atmosphere,” he said.
“I’ve really noticed the size of the club and the fanbase and it definitely makes a difference and spurs you on.
“Hopefully that will happen again tonight.
“We won’t be under-estimating Notts County, just like we won’t under-estimate anyone we play against.”
Golbourne also believes Wolves ‘clicked’ for the first time this season with the 3-0 win at Colchester on Saturday.
“Of the games I’ve been involved in since I arrived, Saturday was the best team performance I’ve seen from us,” he said.
“It was a good away performance in terms how we passed the ball and then to score three goals and keep a clean sheet.
“We hadn’t been performing as we’d have liked and we’re still working on that because there’s a lot to improve.
“But Saturday was a lot more like where we want to be in terms of performance.”