Time for fortress Molineux for the rest of the season.

Last updated : 17 January 2003 By Dave Burgess


Wolves are in 8th, Wimbledon in 17th but only 7 points separate the sides.

Wolves will remember that it was defeat at Wimbledon in September that started a run of bad form in the league.

A 3-2 defeat was unexpected, but deserved, as the home team rose the big occasion in front of 3,000 fans.

Wolves haven’t won any of their last 3 home league games and Wimbledon are the sort of team who produce the unexpected like 5-3 win at Preston, followed by 2-0 defeat at Walsall the following week.

Last week they seemed to be heading for defeat at home to Grimsby only to end with a 3-3 draw.

What about the opposition?

Well we all know about their off-the field problems with on-off moves to a franchised club in Milton Keynes and their home support dwindling to around the 1,000 mark.

However, having had to dispense with the services of their more experienced, and expensive, professionals they still have an ability to find youngsters who can fill their boots.

Last season they proved tough opposition at home, Wolves eventually getting the single goal (Blake) to settle the encounter.

David Connolly is the man with the goalden touch at the moment but it looks like he might be out through injury for this fixture. However, that still leaves Neil Shipperley to contend with.

Jobi McAnuff and Patrick Agyemang will cause us problems down the flanks with their pace so Irwin and Naylor will need to be on top form.

They turned us over in September and they are more than capable of doing at the Molineux.

Soon to follow for Wolves:

Leicester at home – the distraction of the F.A. Cup against one of the strongest teams in the division.

Score Prediction:

Well there are whispers that Paul Ince is struggling to be fit. The last time he didn’t play the midfield was all over the place so fingers crossed we see the Guv’nor on the field at the start of the game.

A fortunate victory at Walsall last week keeps the team on the right track and I expect this will be a similarly tricky fixture.

Wolves will have to play for the entire game as Wimbledon will not lie down and lose quietly if they go behind.

We need to put Jones’s cry of ‘every match is a Cup final’ very much into practice this weekend.

Fingers crossed we can get all three points.

Come on the Wolves!

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