Captain Karl Henry today set Wolves a seven-point target from the next three games to continue their Championship push – and erase the Chelsea blues.
Wolves return to league action on Saturday with the visit of Sheffield Wednesday after their run of three successive Championship wins – their best since April 2009 – was interrupted by Tuesday’s 6-0 thrashing at Stamford Bridge in the Capital One Cup.
Henry was one of 10 players rested, but returns for the Molineux clash with the Owls, whose 2-0 Capital One Cup loss to Southampton on Tuesday was their fifth in a row.
The game with Wednesday, which sees the return of former Wolves boss Dave Jones, launches three matches in eight days, with the visit of Crystal Palace next Tuesday followed by a trip to Blackburn a week on Saturday.
And Henry declared: “If we could maybe take six or seven points out of that possible nine, we’d go into the international break on the back of another great week.
“The league is definitely our priority. We had a tough sequence last week and now we play Wednesday, Palace and Blackburn – so it’s another huge week.”