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Walsall FC boss Dean Smith wants to spoil Wolves' record party

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Dean Smith today claimed Walsall can be record wreckers once more in tomorrow's derby showdown with Wolves.

The Molineux men arrive at the Banks's top of League One and looking for an eighth successive victory – which would equal a club record.

But the Saddlers have developed an uncanny knack of being party poopers this term, most notably against Wolves' two main title rivals.

Smith's side were the first to take points of Leyton Orient, while they denied Brentford a club record equalling seventh straight win when they drew 1-1 with the Bees two months ago.

And the manager admits they will also take heart from already having beaten Wolves 1-0 at Molinuex back in September. "We have beaten them already and we will take a lot of confidence from that," he said.

"We have had a habit of stopping runs this season. We did it at Leyton Orient, we did it against Brentford and hopefully we can do it against Wolves.

"It will certainly be an easy game to get up for. We would like to be going into it with more favourable recent results but we can't do anything about that.

"All we can do is keep performing."

While Wolves could not be in better form, the Saddlers go into the game on the back of a six-game winless streak which has cast serious doubt over their play-off credentials.

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But Smith feels it is too soon to dampen talk of a top six finish and believes his side's fortunes will soon change if they maintain current performance levels.

"Wolves are on a great run but we are not playing too badly ourselves," he said.

"To be honest, I have been really pleased with the way we have been playing all season.

"In the last six games we have not got the points on the board we should have done.

"Some of it has been out of our hands and some of it has been our own fault but we will work hard and keep trying to do the right things."

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