Wolves have enjoyed a very good pre-season for the first time in two years after the arrival of Kenny Jackett as the replacement for Dean Saunders. The club has suffered two consecutive relegations, which is threatening to destroy the club itself.
They will be having huge financial problems if they do not manage to sell their top players like Karl Henry and Jamie O'Hara. They were some of the first names on the transfer list after the arrival of Jackett. Many expected the club to suffer even more without the experience and quality of such players.
However, Wolves have seen a refreshing change under Jackett as they have been able to win most of the pre-season matches. They are also unbeaten so far in the pre-season campaign, and the manager has admitted for the first time that he is closer to form in his starting 11. Since there are several changes the squad following their relegation, Jackett has said that deciding upon his first-team was the most difficult aspect. After having seen their performances in the pre-season, he is confident that the get back into the Championship in the first attempt itself.
Wolves will be taking on Preston North end in the first game of the new season. Jackett will be hoping to get the maximum three points from this opening away fixture.
“I wouldn’t say there’s a way to go, It’s pretty close now. I’m trying to get my best eleven out there in the best formation. I would say I’m close to where I think I want to be. There’s Lee Evans, Jack Price, David Davis and obviously Dave Edwards. There’s a variation of players there, old and young, and experience, and it will be needed. Tongo Doumbia had a good first half-an-hour on Saturday, I thought he did very well,” said Jackett.