Former Wolves striker Leon Clarke today insisted returning to Molineux tomorrow with Coventry will be “just another game” to him.
The much-travelled 28-year-old Wolverhampton-born forward returns to his one-time footballing ‘home’ and will be facing his big mate for the first time in a game – Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme.
The pair came through the Molineux academy together and still speak to each other regularly.
But the connections don’t faze Clarke, who will be looking to add to his eight-goal tally in front of 3,400 Sky Blues fans.
“I was there from when I was about eight to my early 20s, so I was there for a long time, but it will just be another game for me,” said Clarke.
“My mate Carl plays for them and I speak to him all the time, so it will be nice to play against him because I’ve never played against him in a first-team game.
“It will be great to go to Molineux; it’s a nice stadium and nice pitch and we’ll go there with confidence after winning our last two league games, and hopefully we’ll get a good result. There will be big support from our fans and hopefully it will be a good game for them.”
Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett insisted his side need to focus on their own form before concerning themselves too much about the Sky Blues.
“We don’t want to focus on the opposition too much,” he said. “Three out of our next four games are at home starting with Coventry so our focus will be on ourselves.
“While we’ll know everything about the opposition – I went to watch Coventry on Sunday to see what was a very good win for them – we need to get our own team right.
“What other people do isn’t something we can necessarily affect.”