Kenny Jackett today vowed there will be no partying for Wolves if they win promotion tomorrow - insisting they will celebrate if and when they win the League One title.
Wolves will be promoted if Rotherham fail to beat Bradford tonight and Jackett’s side win a Gresty Road tomorrow.
Leicester lost 4-1 to Brighton on Tuesday after being promoted to the Premier League without playing last weekend and celebrated with champagne at their training ground on Monday.
But even if Wolves go up tomorrow, the bubbly will remain on ice because the head coach wants them to win the title.
Wolves are currently just three points above second-placed Brentford with five games left.
“The number one priority is getting promoted, but there won’t be any celebrations until we win the league,” said Jackett.
“Our celebrations will be at the conclusion.
“It would leave a bitter taste in our mouths if we fell away and accepted second.
“Our form of late has left it to probably us and Brentford winning the league and if we achieve promotion we’ll all be focusing on trying to be number one.
“It won’t be the case that we’ll be taking our foot off the gas.”
Fierce competition from the fringe players in training is ensuring no easing up now they’re on the brink of promotion.
“We have good players out of the side and I think they’re aware of that,” said Jackett.
“In a training session there aren’t many that could look into the numbers, say from 12 to 20, and couldn’t see someone to compete with them for their place.
“That’s good - it keeps them grounded and it certainly improves our sessions.
“If we do 11 versus 11, the quality of the 11 against them is a big thing, and no disrespect to my former club (Millwall), but it’s a big step up here.”
A 1-0 win will see Wolves break two more club records, with 93 points and 24 clean sheets, and give them a share of two more – equal most wins in a season (28) and equal most away victories (13).
Jackett wants the win rather than the clean-sheet record, adding: “I’d take a 3-2, a 4-3 or a 5-4 rather than a 0-0 and break a record.”Subscribe to our Newsletter