Jackett explains where he wants Wolves to improve against Leeds

Elland Road pitchside

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett doesn't want his side to get as nervous as they did in the Middlesbrough win.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett says there is room for improvement ahead of the game against Leeds United, despite a 2-0 win against Middlesbrough last night.

Jackett’s men were solid against Middlesbrough as they secured three points, which helps them maintain a positive position near the top of the Championship table.

However, the boss was left frustrated at spells during the game and has suggested where he wants to see Wolves improve against Leeds this weekend.

“From my point of view our worst period of the game was right after we scored the first goal. I felt we got nervous on the ball dropped off the opposition and stopped passing the ball, and the two things we have to do is that we have to press and we have to pass,” he told the SC Observer.

“That is the club that we are and we have to make sure we don’t get affected by goals either way.”

Wolves are away from home at Elland Road this weekend and Leeds supporters can create one of the most intimidating atmospheres in the Championship due to their huge support base producing big crowds every week.

If Wolves get off to a good or bad start in the game, it’s understandable why Jackett could be worried about nerves affecting his players.

If Leeds go ahead, Wolves will be on the back foot and chasing the game and if Leeds go behind, their fans could get very hostile as the Whites try and get back into the game.

However, Jackett has enough experience to rely on Wolves being able to do basic jobs all over the team effectively.

Wolves have by far the superior league position with a seven point advantage over Leeds and more goals scored with fewer conceded. It’s going to be an interesting game for Jackett and his side but one where they should be confident of a win.

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