Hitman Leigh Griffiths today vowed Wolves have the squad to hunt down Leyton Orient and Peterborough.
Griffiths’ eighth goal of the season saw Wolves take the lead against Coventry on Saturday only to be pegged back by substitute Aaron Phillips’ 86th-minute equaliser.
The result meant third-placed Wolves lost ground after Leyton Orient won 4-0 at Tranmere while Molineux old boy Nathaniel Mendez-Laing’s 20-yard winner gave Posh a 1-0 triumph at home to Shrewsbury.
Peterborough now have a five-point advantage over Wolves and Orient six, although Kenny Jackett’s side have a game in hand on both.
But Griffiths believes the depth of Wolves’ squad will see them overhaul the top two over the course of the season.
“Leyton Orient and Peterborough are flying but we’ve just got to hang in there,” said the Scotland international.
“We’ve got the squad to compete right at the top of the league.
“You can see from the boys who didn’t make the team on Saturday: with players such as Zeli Ismail and Lee Evans - who have all played their part this season – not in the squad.
“The manager has said we’re going to need everybody for the whole season, not just the 11 out on the pitch or the 18.”
Wolves had the better of the possession but failed to create the chances at the weekend.
Griffiths believes their time will come as they prepare to host Oldham tomorrow night.
“We’re scoring goals and the manager said after the game it’s going to turn one time – hopefully that’s tomorrow,” he said.
“The good thing is we’ve got this game coming so quickly.
“We want matches now to be Saturday-Tuesday to get this out of our system and hopefully follow up this good display with another one and get the three points.”
James Henry was Wolves’ man of the match on his home league debut and Griffiths believes the on-loan Millwall winger has improved the service from the flanks with Bakary Sako.
“He’s done really well,” said the striker.
“He’s similar to Sako in that he gets the ball down and drives at full-backs. That’s what we want.
“We want crosses into the box for either me, ‘Doyler’ (Kevin Doyle) or Bjorn (Sigurdarson) to get on the end of.
“Both wingers like to mix their game up, Doyle’s got great movement and I just like to play on the last defender’s shoulder and try to get flick-ons and stuff, so it’s working well.”
Griffiths thought Wolves could have done better for their defending for Coventry’s equaliser.
“There was a lack of concentration at the back for us but take nothing away from the boy, it was a great finish,” he said.
“And maybe a draw was a fair result.
“I think we just sat off a little bit and let them play after we scored.
“Coventry are a dangerous side who have some very good players and showed what a good team they are.”