Steve Bull: Wolves need to put pressure on Chorley from the off

Let’s hope that we see a proper professional performance from Wolves at Chorley in the FA Cup tonight.

Tottenham set a fine blueprint at non-league Marine in the competition a few weeks ago – no element of underestimating the opposition – and we’ve got to adopt that same approach against the National League North side.

First things first, we’ve got to lick our wounds and forget about what happened last weekend.

It’s gone now – all the mickey-taking and whatever – and now it’s all about the Cup and progressing as we should do. To get into Europe again, this is a competition we are going to have to go all the way in.

We got close a couple of years ago, so hopefully we can do it this time around.

But this is going to be a tough game, despite being five divisions above the hosts.

The Victory Park surface might almost be like a parks pitch, especially with the heavy rain we have had this week.

You’re not going to get passing football on a perfect surface, so it’s about making sure you adapt and find other ways to show your true quality.

In an ideal world, Nuno might have been able to take the lads over a local park, maybe West Park, and get them training on there for a couple of days as that’s more like what they’re going to be playing on tonight.

It could be a bit of a kick and rush game, so you’ve got to make sure you are ready for a battle as Chorley will be bang up for it, without a doubt.

We just need to go out there and get the win under our belt, to kick us on again.

All of us are aware of what happened against them 35 years ago – I was watching from the sidelines on that awful day – but it’s all about going there and doing the job.

After all, the supporters are in need of a pick-me-up and the Cup could provide that this season.

Chorley will be aiming to use set-pieces, long throw-ins and rough Wolves up a bit.

So, the key is to put the pressure on them right from the first whistle.

Let’s go back to our three-at-the-back, have possession and take the game to them – don’t give them the opportunity to settle or gain confidence early doors.

You can never really afford to start games slowly, but especially not with ones like this.

The onus is on stamping our authority straight away. Let’s do it.

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