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Wolves hungry for huge week

Gary O’Neil is preparing his side for a massive week in Wolves’ season after making the perfect start with a win over Sheffield United.

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The head coach was less than impressed with the second half performance at Molineux yesterday, but his side made great strides in their European charge by moving up to eighth in the Premier League.

Now, they face Brighton on Wednesday night in the FA Cup fifth round, before travelling to face European hopefuls Newcastle.

O’Neil admits it is a huge week in Wolves’ season and is ready to embrace the challenge.

“I feel the pressure in every single game,” O’Neil said.

“Obviously, any cup game is defining as you’re either in or out after it, but it’s a tough game. Brighton are a good side and Newcastle away, a very good side.

“It’s going to be a tough two games for us. Two big results in them would be massive but they’re going to be very hard to get so we’ll need to be at our top level to make sure we’re still in the Cup and to get points at Newcastle we’ll need to be very good as well.”