‘Judge us after 10 games’ suggested Kenny Jackett back in August.
Some two months down the line it feels good to return a positive verdict.
Eight games won, just one defeat and only Peterborough’s fractionally superior tally keeps Wolves outside of the automatic promotion places.
The goals against column is looking rather splendid too, with Carl Ikeme having let in just a miserly six goals to date. Only QPR have conceded fewer in the entire Football League.
Here’s another telling stat: Wolves have yet to concede a goal in the first half in any of their league matches. Remarkable when you consider our goal seemed to have a powerful magnet connected it to it last season.
All of this despite playing one of the best attacking full-backs in the league. Matt Doherty was the architect of this victory, first with a slaloming run into the box to win the penalty, before a powerful sprint to the byline and clever cut back for the second.
Leigh Griffiths was the grateful recipient, calmly stroking in his sixth of the season before instinctively volleying home a superb seventh. Three of those goals might have come from the spot, but they still have to be converted.
Freddy Sears showed how hard this can be, failing from 12 yards in the final knockings, as Carl Ikeme put the seal on his fifth cleansheet of the season and third in consecutive games.
Nice to see Kevin Doyle doubling his tally, arriving in the box right on cue to convert James Henry’s smart center for the third.
Bakary Sako’s predictable absence saw Wolves make it six points and six goals from the two matches he’s failed to make it onto the bus this season. Evidence to support the notion we’re a more balanced team without him?
Perhaps so. Those that went to the game have suggested this was the most complete performance of the season to date.
And at Kenny’s magical 10 game marker that’s not a bad place to be.