Nuno proud of Wolves support

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Nuno Espirito Santo says he's proud that Wolves fans are flocking to watch his team – but has urged caution ahead of today's game against Preston.

Nuno Espirito Santo (© AMA / Sam Bagnall)

Wolves host Alex Neil's fifth-placed team looking to cement their position at the top of the table.

Preston have only lost once this season and the boss thinks patience will be key.

"Patience will be important," Nuno said. "All the games require that. We have different circumstances throughout the season.

"More than patience it's knowing your tasks on the pitch, this is the more important thing for tomorrow."

Today's visitors have the league's meanest defence and Nuno is expecting a difficult afternoon.

"They're a good team, only one defeat this season – it's going to be tough," he added.

"They're well organised, they have an idea and a shape and good players to do it. We expect a team that's coming to fight.

"They're aggressive, they press well and have a good counter attack and set pieces."


Wolves were watched by their biggest home crowd for 37 years during last weekend's 2-0 win over Villa.

Around 27,000 are expected at Molineux today and Wolves are taking 6,000 fans to the Etihad on Tuesday for a Carabao Cup tie against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Nuno said the big crowds reflected how well the team were doing – but warned that Wolves have done nothing yet.

"It makes us all proud, it makes the club, the squad and the players," he said of Wolves' increasing attendances.


"Playing at home and you have the biggest numbers there, it makes you proud and reflects you are doing things well.

"But at the same time we have to know there's a long way to go, so we have a lot of games and it starts tomorrow.

"Do well against Preston and the next home game against Fulham we'll expect the same crowd and same support."

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living


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