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View From The Town End: Wolves

It's been nearly five years since Wolves played a competitive game at the Madejski Stadium and both teams have been through plenty of ups and downs since then. To get the Wolves view on tomorrow's live TV game, we spoke to Tom from Wolves Blog.

Justin Setterfield

How would you sum up your season so far?

Very good. I thought we'd surprise a few teams with the quality of our possession football and that's largely been the case. We've got the best defensive record in the football league too, which is great and just as well really because scoring has been an issue. If we can start adding the goals, the team will go up another level.

Kenny Jackett has spoken openly about promotion being the target, you predicted a 6th placed finish when we spoke to you in the summer, are you still as optimistic?

Cautiously optimistic. If we keep the majority of the squad fit and available I think we're a very good bet for the top six and possibly even the top two. But things can turn sour quickly in the Championship so I'm not getting carried away, despite an impressive start.

What have you made of former Reading winger James Henry during his time with Wolves?

Love him. Was an instant smash last season, scoring a lot of important goals and assisting just as many. His dribbling ability and final ball are also very good. He's got great balance too, which allows him to drift in between defenders. We're strong in wide areas so he won't always start this season, but I rate him. If he was a yard quicker, he'd be playing for a better team in a better league.

Any fond memories of games against Reading?

Do you have to ask that? Play-off semi-final, second leg. Alex Rae. I don't need to say anything else.



Any not so fond ones?

Plenty. You've beaten us well on a number of occasions. The 3-0 walloping you gave us at Molineux in 2008 wasn't pleasant. I really thought you'd go on and win the league after that, but things fell apart for you in the second half of the season with Wolves and Blues profiting.



Who should Reading fans be wary of on Sunday?

Definitely Bakary Sako. We've got a lot of skilled technicians who can pass the ball around and get into good areas, but he's the man who makes things happen. Kevin McDonald is a huge presence in the middle too and everything goes through him. He's generally picked up from where he left off in League One last season and is Premier League class.

Anyone that Wolves fans aren't looking forward to facing?

Former Albion man Simon Cox will no doubt be a thorn in our side. Pavel Pogrebnyak scored a hat-trick against us for Fulham a few years back so also weary that memory might spur him on. Always rated Mackie too, particularly at Championship level. 

Score prediction?

Just found out our forward Nouha Dicko is ruled out, which is a major set back as we're short of options up front. I said 3-1 in my own preview, but his absence makes me a bit more cautious. 1-1. 

Best of luck for the season lads, after Sunday.

Thanks again to Tom and you can follow the guys from Wolves Blog on twitter @wolvesblog