Promotion talk is stupid – Stale

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Stale Solbakken this afternoon declared his players are closer than ever to "the new Wolves way" but insisted promotion talk is "stupid".

Wolves seek their third successive league win for the first time since April 2009 at Peterborough tomorrow after victories against Leicester and Ipswich.

And the manager is sufficiently encouraged to believe his players have bought into his ideas.

"Talking about promotion is stupid, especially for us because we have so much to do in trying to make a team out of what has happened (selling the best players)," said Solbakken.

"But that's why I was so encouraged by what I saw against Ipswich.

"I saw, in the first 40 minutes, that we had the organisation in the defence.

"I saw that the distances between each department were right in the team, and although we lost the ball at times, the players tried to adapt to something new.

"So I can see we're going in the right direction and we must also remember that Razak (Boukari) and Bjorn (Sigurdarson) had never started a game in the Championship.

"And to come away from a place like Ipswich with three points makes the whole squad feel stronger."

Solbakken added: "I don't know how close we are but the understanding is much better now. I don't have to convince them this is the smart way – it's being put into practice and they can see the benefits of it."

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