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View From The Town End: Wolves

An away trip to Wolves is always one Reading fans look forward to but will the hosts ruin the trip for us? Tom from Wolves Blog gives his views on tomorrow's game.

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How would you sum up Wolves' season so far?

Apart from the ridiculous five game losing streak in November, it's been excellent. We had a few out injured in that run (as most teams do at some point of course), which badly disrupted the team. Had we not had that blip, we'd be up towards the top two instead of just outside the play-offs. The major disappointment is once again our form in the cup competitions.

You've bounced in and out of the play-off places all season, where do you think you'll end up?
I'll be disappointed if we're not at least competing to the end for a play-off position. We're certainly no worse than the teams currently occupying the top six positions. I think Derby and Bournmouth might start pulling away, but after that it's a free for all and Wolves have as good a chance as anyone. 

The two sides drew 3-3 at the Madejski earlier this season. What did you make of Reading that day and from what you've seen and heard since?

I seem to recall you dominated the first half, but by the end I was gutted we hadn't won. It was a great game. Not sure what I make of Reading if I'm honest. You've definitely got some useful players (Cox, Blackman, Pogrebnyak, etc) but then again so do most teams in the Championship. What I would say is that I reckon Clarke is a better bet than Adkins moving forward. Given time, I think he'll get you where you want to be.



Who should Reading fans be worried about on Saturday?

Assuming he starts, Bakary Sako. Most teams that have come to Molineux of late have sat deep and Wolves have found it difficult to break them down. Sako, who has just returned from the African Cup of Nations, is so often the man that makes something happen with a bit of trickery or a burst of action. He and Nouha Dicko provide our cut and thrust. When those two get into the game, Wolves are invariably at their best.

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

Yakubu. I think as soon as everyone saw him arrive on Monday, they started fearing the worst. The man scores goals wherever he plays and he's got a few against Wolves over the years. Hopefully he won't have an impact on Saturday. 

Score prediction?

We're undefeated in our last eight league matches and confidence is building. I think it will be a tight game, as most have been for Wolves this season, but I'm confident we'll edge it. 2-1.

Finally any tips for fans making the trip?

I think the designated away fans pub is the Walkabout in town. Personally, I avoid the town centre like the plague prior to matches. I drink in an old fashioned pub called the Clarendon, which is in Chapel Ash. Not sure you'll definitely be allowed in if you're wearing colours, but definitely worth a go. You can park outside West Park and walk there in a few minutes. It's also just a five minute stroll to the ground. If you're at all interested in Wolves as a club, we now have a museum, which is very good and the statue of Billy Wright outside the stand also bearing his name is worth a look. One of the finest I've seen.

Enjoy the game lads and good luck for the rest of the season.

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