When we lost at St Andrew’s in April it was probably considered a minor upset.
How times have changed.
Currently it’s Blues leading the play-off charge and Wolves drifting in no man’s land.
The balance of power shifts quickly and often in the Championship and the reality is there probably isn’t much to choose between the sides.
But confidence is key and you wonder how much is left in the tank after three straight demoralising losses?
Well done Gary Rowett. The Blues manager has made a mockery of the club’s well documented problems and a lack of spending power to build a stable, consistent side.
Only table toppers Brighton have won more games this season and even after last weekend’s defeat at Hull, they’re still just a single point outside the automatic promotion places.
There’s a lot of experience throughout the spine of the side like Tomasz Kuszczak, Paul Robinson and Clayton Donaldson.
The talented Demarai Gray brings pace and trickery. No doubt speculation will once again resume about his future in January.
Home form hasn’t been spectacular thus far, with three wins, a draw and two defeats. St Andrew’s is far from a fortress.
Realistically, Mike Williamson was probably as good an acquisition Wolves could make given the timing and circumstances.
I expect he’ll go straight into the team even if Dominic Iorfa is considered fit enough to take part. I doubt he’s come to sit on the bench.
The five man midfield worked quite well against Boro, particularly in the first half, so I reckon we’ll see it again on Saturday.
I think Kenny might go narrower though, sacrificing one of the out and out wide players in favour of Jed Wallace.
Other contenders for a start include Jack Price, the returning Jordan Graham and possibly even Carl Ikeme after some accused Martinez of being softly beaten last time out.
Perversely, whenever we’re doing well I hate the thought of a local derby, but on current form, I think it could be just the tonic.
To lose a fourth game in a row and against our near neighbours would be a new level of misery, but I think we might pull a performance out of the bag.
I’m going for an unlikely, narrow victory.
Up The Wolves!