Up to sixth and still climbing.

Last updated : 19 November 2002 By Dave Burgess

Well after the embarrassment of a 1-1 home draw with Brighton, Wolves, of course, produced a solid performance to grind out a 2-0 victory at promotion rivals Coventry.

Extending the unbeaten run to 7 matches, four of which are wins, was a great repost after the poor showing last Monday evening.

Considering the team is now down to the bare bones of the squad there is obviously a resolution and determination that had been lacking in the end of August to early October games.

The defence is playing as a unit, the midfield is tiggerish and the forward line holding it’s own.

The problem of conceding too many goals has been resolved with the installation of Murray and Clyde for their more senior counterparts.

Add to this the introduction of Edworthy at right back and it certainly seems that we have re-balanced the shape of the defence, plugging the holes.

The midfield has had its share of ins and outs in terms of personnel. Injuries and suspensions have seen the team play with a different midfield every match for the last several weeks.

However, those who have come in have done their best to cover and create.

The forward line hasn’t been on fire but not having to score 3 times to get a draw means that the odd goal or two, from whatever source, is now enough to win games or get something from them.

Given the wealth of talent to return – Cameron, Blake and Cooper - things again look good for the Wolves.

Add to this that Mark Kennedy is getting more and more influential as he gains more match fitness and come late December, Jones will finally be able to show that the team is stronger than last campaign.

However, Portsmouth seem to be already out of sight.

Leicester in second place, with all their off the pitch problems, are a distinct target but just being there or thereabouts at this time, when key players aren’t in the team, will please all Wolves fans.

Perhaps the mistake of leading from the front last season was too much too handle in terms of expectation.

Perhaps, coming with a strong run at the end of the season might be the way to succeed in this year’s annual promotion battle.

Come on the Wolves!

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