As good as the last two victories have been, results elsewhere have been dispiriting.
Six of the seven teams above us (Bournemouth being the exception) also won on Tuesday meaning the gap between Wolves and the play-off places remains five points.
That’s a considerable chunk particularly when you factor in our feeble goal difference, meaning we’ll likely have to stack another point on top to force our way into the promised land north of the dotted line.
The remaining fixtures also look tough on paper, so some big performances between now and May are needed if we’re to have any chance at all.
A visit to the Welsh capital doesn’t look as daunting now as it might have done back in August. The Bluebirds are down in midtable and practically guaranteed to be playing in the Championship again next season.
Russell Slade, who we’re all well familiar with from last term, is now in charge but his arrival from Leyton Orient hasn’t sparked the play-off push they’d probably hoped for.
In fact, victory at Wigan in midweek was their first in eight matches, which explains why their season looks to have petered out before the end of February.
Still, their home form has been more than respectable with eight wins, three draws and five defeats. It’s away from the Cardiff City Stadium where they’ve largely suffered, with just two victories all season.
With the likes of Kenywe Jones and Peter Whittingham knocking around, if they’re up for the game it promises to be a tough afternoon.
They also paid decent money for Chesterfield striker Eoin Doyle who has scored shedloads in the lower divisions. He’ll be one to watch out for this weekend.
The last two matches have gone the way most of our home games went in League One with the other team pressing for long periods but Wolves holding firm (or riding their luck) and being ruthless at the other end.
Nothing wrong with that of course. I think an open game suits us because we have the attacking players to exploit the space.
Kenny Jackett has already said a couple of times that we need to go all out for victories and I think he’s absolutely right. I expect to see attacking team selections from now until May.
He tried something different in the week, playing Jack Price tucked in on the right. That was an interesting tactic and Price’s steady assurance on the ball helped feed possession to our dangerous forward line.
It will be interesting to see if he deploys that same eleven in Wales or changes it up again.
The fixtures for the other promotion chasers look tougher this weekend so Wolves have to try and capitalise.
I don’t think the team is short of quality, but they need to show the desire to fight and scrap away from Molineux. To be fair, aside from the surrender at Carrow Road, they’ve generally done that well of late.
I think we’ll concede but I also fancy us to score a couple.
The trusty old prediction – 3-1
Up The Wolves!