Wolverhampton Wanderers went on a run of four consecutive victories

Wolverhampton Wanderers went on a run of four consecutive victories that helped them dream about a place in the play-off places at the end of the campaign.

This time, however, came to an end after the 2-1 defeat against Birmingham City. This defeat could not have come at a much worse time for the club, as there are only a couple of matches left. Wolves will be aware at they cannot draw any more points in the quest for promotion. It does not get any easier for the club next week as they are up against Middlesbrough, who have been one of the best teams in the division.

However, poor form in the last few months has seen Middlesbrough dropped from the lofty heights of being table leaders. There are now fourth in the table and will be providing a stern test for Wolves. This match will then be followed by a game against another play-off contender – Ipswich Town. Despite this tough run of matches, Wolves manager Jackett says that he wants the club to finish in the top six. It has been an incredible run from the Midlands club, who were relegated to League One not long ago. They have managed to bounce back in the best possible fashion.

"Middlesbrough are a good side and have a fantastic home record. But if we want to be in the Premier League then we want to be talking about ourselves in these types of circles.We shouldn't be frightened of Middlesbrough, we respect them, they've done very well, had a excellent season and have a good manager and players.But we want to be competitive in this division and be a force. This type of week where we play Middlesbrough and Ipswich, two of our direct rivals, will really test us and see what we're made of,” said Jackett.