Captain Sam Ricketts today sounded a rallying call to Wolves’ loyal support as they approach a crucial point of the season, declaring: “We need you”.
Ricketts says the Molineux dressing room has been bowled over by the support that has seen Wolves sell a staggering 8,800 tickets for next Saturday’s clash at Milton Keynes Dons, 2,000 at last Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Crawley and more than 2,500 at Sheffield United tomorrow.
Wolves bid to return to winning ways tomorrow at Sheffield United against the form team of League One, aiming to extend their three-point lead to third place with 10 games left.
“It didn’t quite go our way on Tuesday but there was no lack of effort from anyone,” said Ricketts.
“I think they can see that and we’re going to need them. The fans were brilliant on Tuesday night and they travelled a long way – they never stop supporting us and I think they can see the effort from the lads.
“There will be games like Tuesday night and the fans are hugely important to us.
“Their support is a massive boost to us and we’ve talked among ourselves about it – 8,800 tickets sold for MK Dons, 2,000 sell-out at Crawley on a Tuesday night, and we’re taking loads to Sheffield United.
“We’re hugely fortunate to have such a loyal fanbase who come everywhere with us. They’re a big force behind why we’ve done well this season – you can’t underestimate what their support has done for us.
“We want to repay it and I think we have done over the course of the season.”
Ricketts believes Wolves have given the long-suffering fanbase a team to be proud of during a refreshing season of recovery.
“We haven’t spoke much about the last couple of years – I wasn’t here and we drew a line under it in pre-season,” he said. “But after what happened, we’ve given them a side to be proud of – I hope so anyway.”
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“We’ve tried to embrace them and give them a club to support.
“Tuesday night was just one of those where we didn’t win, but it wasn’t for any lack of effort, and their support was fantastic.
“Sheffield have been on a great run, although Preston halted them on Monday night with a 0-0 draw.
“We know it’s going to be another tough game but we’re going to have great backing again.”