Kenny Jackett today urged Wolves to forget their injuries and ‘do a Brentford’ to take League One by storm.
The Bees have reeled off 13 victories from their last 14 League games to leapfrog Wolves and long-time leaders Leyton Orient into top spot and head the table by three points.
The Londoners have scored three in each of their last four games, which have included wins over fancied Preston and Peterborough, while their only points dropped during their trailblazing run were the two in the 0-0 draw at Molineux.
And this has been done despite the loss of manager Uwe Rosler to Wigan.
Wolves have won just three out of their last 10 league games but are still in second place.
Head coach Jackett believes Wolves – hit by up to seven withdrawals for tonight’s trip to Gillingham – should be looking to emulate the play-off finalists.
“Brentford have won 13 out of 14 which is a fantastic run and it’s the sort of run that we want to be doing,” said the boss.
“Congratulations to them but it shows it can be done.
“If we can put that type of run together – on top of the points total we have – we’ll perhaps stretch the division.
“That’s our aim and what we want to be doing in the next dozen games or so if we can.”
Despite their current difficulties and struggles in front of goal, Jackett believes Brentford’s run is well within their capabilities.
“As a club we’ve got to work towards that – that’s the important thing and we’re trying very hard to get a side capable of winning those amount of games,” he said.
The recent spate of injuries, the struggle to take their chances and the way teams raise their game against Wolves are all factors counting against them.
“No-one said it would be easy in this division for Wolves,” acknowledged Jackett.
“But if we’d been offered 48 points at the halfway stage of the season, I think we’d have taken it.
“It does show what a pace the division has set off on.”Subscribe to our Newsletter