Carl Ikeme today claimed Wolves are approaching the first tipping point of the season.
Kenny Jackett’s side return to action before their biggest gate of the season at home to Coventry on Saturday after two weeks off from their League One programme because of international call-ups.
Leaders Leyton Orient and second-placed Peterborough made the most of their opportunity by beating MK Dons 2-1 at home and Port Vale 1-0 away respectively.
Those results left third-placed Wolves trailing the top two by three and four points, albeit with a game in hand for Jackett’s men, who will be faced with a travelling army of 3,400 Sky Blues fans, Molineux’s biggest away following since January 2007.
Wolves now face three home games in their next four outings with Oldham at Molineux on Tuesday and a first-ever visit from Stevenage on November 2 sandwiched in between a trip to high-flying Bradford.
And in-form keeper Ikeme believes the next two months will determine the make-up of the division.
“We’re heading into the tough period now going into winter and a hard couple of months with some cold nights and when some of the pitches might not be the best away from home,” said the 27-year-old keeper.
“It’s going to be time to dig in, really, and push on to try to keep this sort of average going to keep us in there.
“I think the next couple of months will sort out what different teams will be fighting for especially with Saturday-Tuesday games like we’ve got when we come back at the weekend.
“It’s not the business end of the season by any means but it’s a period which will have a massive say on how things will look.
“Leyton Orient have been flying and Peterborough have done really well, but it’s been a good return for us to take 25 points from 10 games. If we can stay up there amongst it until after Christmas, that’s what you need to get into a position to really push on and try to finish the season well.
“It’s another block of games for us now up until Christmas and we want to stay in this sort of position or even better heading into the new year. After the start we’ve had there’s a good chance for us to push on.”