Kevin McDonald rallies his Wolves team-mates to achieve title reward

Kevin McDonald today urged his Wolves team-mates to seize the last 10 games as a golden moment in their careers to achieve the first honour of the club’s recovery.

Kevin McDonald
Kevin McDonald

Wolves go to form team and McDonald’s former club Sheffield United tomorrow aiming to return to winning ways against a team that has reeled off 11 unbeaten games, winning 10, with eight consecutive clean sheets.

Playmaker McDonald is likely to run a gauntlet of abuse on his first return to Bramall Lane.

But the 25-year-old midfielder isn’t fazed by his reception and is instead more concerned about the bigger picture – automatic promotion.

“It’s 10 games of our lives but if we do the right things, the rewards will be there at the end of it,” said McDonald.

“The mood has been good ever since I signed, even when the results weren’t always going our way.

“The other night wasn’t a great way to lose as we didn’t play as well as we can at Crawley, but you get ups and down during a season and we have to rise above it.”

McDonald believes Wolves can end the Blades’ run if they return to their pre-Shrewsbury form.

“It will be a hard game – like Brentford away, a big 90 minutes for both teams but we’ve got a great team spirit and if we do the right things I’m confident we can come away with the right result.”

Head coach Kenny Jackett vowed McDonald will show the Blades his best form.

“He can handle it,” he said. “The main thing is concentrating on the game; I don’t think the players against him will have those grievances.

“He has to do his talking on the pitch and whatever comes at him, he’s experienced enough to handle it.

“Any provocation he gets from the crowd won’t affect him.”

McDonald warned United their run may be about to come to an end.

“We know about that feeling when you’re winning week-in, week-out, but there’s always a defeat around the corner – as we found out against Crawley,” he said.

“I still speak to Ryan Flynn there – we’ve been good mates ever since I went there - so I’ve been having some banter with him this week and I’m struggling to believe we’re playing against each other!

“It was only a matter of time before they picked up.

“The new manager (Nigel Clough) has changed things, and they’re playing good football again and enjoying it.”

Comments for: "Kevin McDonald rallies his Wolves team-mates to achieve title reward"

ELDERVO

They are a very good side on a fantastic run, but we are better. Time to move it up to the next level lads, let's put in the same performance that swept Brentford aside. I can almost taste those Poorthorns pies next season.

UTW

Jackett the Hat

You disappoint me old pal, you're actually thinking of buying an Albion pie, giving them three quid of you're hard earned. Listen to me .........you give em nothin, not a penny, zero, zilch.

Anyway look on the other side, read the posts, they won't come down, they're too good and with Mc'Cauley playin in goal along side Foster, nobody should score past em.

ELDERVO

Fair enuff Jkt I'll tek me own sarnies, and as for them thinkin they're too gud to go down, well the also thought Anelka was innocent, say's it all really.

UTW

oldergold

All the hype about Sheffield utd, the inform side in league one! Brentford were we ended that, Orient were , they got stopped, WE were and we got stopped. IT will be on the day and Wolves will return to form, it will be a good game and Sheffield will have all the pressure! can they keep the form going at home? will the old boy stop their run, LETS just get back to the euphoria and good feeling we have been experiencing,we are good enough UTW

Ye Olde South Bank

At least Sheffield are unlikely to park a flippin' bus and will probably try to play a high-tempo, free-flowing game, especially with them being at home. Fine...suits me. Bring it on, I say. We'll just nail 'em on the counter-attack. I fully respect the Blades, but if Wolves play anywhere near as well as they have done recently, we'll take 3 points because class always shines through. As Eldervo says, they're good....but we're better. Now, go and show 'em WHY, boys.

The pressure's always on to win yet again when you're on an unbeaten run. I've a feeling McDonald may just be about to return and haunt them. Make it so, Mac!

karlwolves

Stll cant make any games due to my new knee, but good luck to the lads tomorrow and lets start a new winning run at bramel lane tomorrow.

Stearmans overhead kick

Good luck tomorrow lads .Up and at em, Agree with ELDERVO , Except for the pies, We are better.