It would be nice to cancel out those five straight league defeats with five straight victories.
With three wins already in the bag and two winnable fixtures in the next five days, it’s certainly possible.
But our performance levels at Molineux this season have been woeful so I don’t think anyone will be counting chickens.
Based on our home form alone we’d actually be in the relegation zone, cut adrift from safety (see the table here). Compare that to sitting fifth in the away table and it’s a pretty stark contrast.
With six of our remaining nine games at Molineux, we need to address this imbalance.
While we’re talking about theoretical tables, Neil Warnock said this week Cardiff would be third based on their results since he took over earlier in the season.
Much like he did at Rotherham, he’s turned their fortunes right around. You can’t deny he’s a great manager at this level.
It was interesting to hear him speak quite disparagingly about former Wigan boss Warren Joyce a few weeks ago and he went on to claim there weren’t many good managers around.
I’d disagree with this statement as I actually think the Championship have a lot of talented coaches. Perhaps not with his experience, but strong characters who I’d expect to see manage in the Premier League at some point.
They’re already talking about a promotion push next season but I think that’s quite premature. Good luck to them but things can turn sour in this league very quickly.
I think Paul Lambert has to really go for it in the remaining home fixtures. Play the matchwinners as he did at Fulham, be a bit more open and just go all out for the win. If he does that, the crowd will respond.
That team oozes with pace and attacking potential. Weimann has got himself a couple of goals playing through the middle so must be persevered with.
The presence of Cavaleiro and Marshall really does free up Helder Costa to play to his maximum, while those two players have proven very useful themselves in this little winning run.
There’s been a lot of talk this week about creating a positive atmosphere inside Molineux but for me the manager really sets the tone on a match day with his team selection.
If you’re looking at this game, Forest next Tuesday and Bristol City away next weekend as a block, you’d probably say this one looks the toughest.
I expect Cardiff to be physical, well drilled and tough to breakdown. A very typical Championship outfit.
But if Paul Lambert is bold in his approach, I think we might just win it.
Up The Wolves!