Danny Batth today issued a promotion battlecry as he urged his team-mates to build another winning run to secure a return to the Championship.
The former Sheffield Wednesday loan centre-back returns to the steel city this lunchtime prepared to run the gauntlet with former Blade Kevin McDonald at Bramall Lane anxious to return to winning ways after Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Crawley.
That surprise reverse ended a 10-match unbeaten run and was the first setback since January 3 at Gillingham.
Wolves go into the weekend three points clear of third-placed Leyton Orient with a game in hand.
And Batth assured fans the dressing room remains focused on the job of winning promotion.
“We’re all remaining positive because we’ve got a job to do and we’ll be looking to bounce back straight away,” he said.
“It will take more than one defeat for our heads to drop because the group is so tight.
“It’s times like this where we stick together and go again to try to turn it into a positive today.
“I think it was down a few things the other night – it certainly wasn’t our day and we’re looking to improve today.
“We’ve got 10 games left now and this is the time to build another winning run.
“We just need to string enough wins together to really finish on a high.”
Batth stressed the players are focused on the games, rather than the league table.
“We’re not really focusing on the league table, as much as people might think we are; it’s just a case of taking each game as it comes,” he said.
“We’ve got a game in hand, but there’s also goal difference but we’ve just got to focus on ourselves and carry on.”
And he is relishing a return to Sheffield, where he spent the 2011-12 season and helped the Owls to automatic promotion at the expense of United, where he also played once on loan.
“It’s a clash of two form teams meeting at a really good time and it will be up to us to finish on top,” he added.
“I’m not too sure what reception I’ll receive but whatever it is, I’ll have the Wolves fans backing me anyway so I’ll be fine.”
Meanwhile, Wolves have been warned they face a fight for the title.
Second-placed Brentford go into today’s visit of Coventry a point behind Kenny Jackett’s side but with a game in hand.
Bees defender Harlee Dean, who was the subject of interest from Molineux last summer, said: “We’re in it to win it.
“I’ll never settle for second best, and the team and manager won’t either, so we’re still going for the title.
“Nobody seems to take us seriously, perhaps now they will.
“Not many teams will go to Leyton Orient and play with 10 men for 45 minutes and still win.”Subscribe to our Newsletter