Kenny Jackett today vowed to reward Wolves’ travelling army as they set off chasing club history.
Wolves are set to take up to 1,500 fans on the 360-mile round trip to Carlisle tonight as they seek a club record sixth consecutive away win.
Supporters are taking advantage of the club’s first free coach trip to an away game.
And fans arriving at Molineux this afternoon for the long journey were given an extra boost as they were welcomed by popular former players Steve Bull and Jody Craddock, as well as club vice-president Rachael Heyhoe Flint.
Head coach Jackett said: “The supporters have been fantastic so far this season and have really driven us on.
“At times they have got us over the line for some vital wins and I really do appreciate everyone’s support going up to Carlisle tonight.
“The fact so many people are going up there to watch us play, we just want to reward them with a good performance and a good victory.”
Carlisle have the third worst home record in League One with four defeats in six games.
They have also conceded the joint second highest number of goals in the division at Brunton Park – 15.
By contrast, Wolves are the only undefeated team on their travels in the third tier and are one of only three with Arsenal and Oxford in all four divisions not to have lost away in the league. Jackett, who has already led Wolves to their best-ever start, would love to claim the record tonight.
“It means we’re successful if we’re close to breaking records, so of course that’s great,” he said. “But we shouldn’t look ahead of ourselves too far. Many sides so far have produced their best performances against us so it will be a difficult one.”
“Carlisle at their own ground is a difficult task for us and one we have to concentrate on and work very hard and give it everything to come back down the motorway with three points.
“Graham Kavanagh has done a very good job since he’s taken over.
“The players have responded very well to him in their performances and at times their results have gone very well too.”