Kenny Jackett’s side defeated fellow promotion chasers Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening, winning 2-0 to move within three points of the top of the table.
Currently on a run of three games without defeat, Wolves will be looking to extend that to four when they travel to Yorkshire on Saturday to face Leeds, who sit seven points lower after 13 games. The Whites are themselves on a run of five games without victory, and they will be keen to break the winless streak that has been ongoing since Darko Milanic’s appointment as head coach.
However, Wolves have been one of the surprise packages this season, and the League One champions will be favourites to claim a positive result, although manager Kenny Jackett believes that his side still need to improve if they want to be taken as one of the serious promotion contenders.
Previewing the Leeds game, Jackett told reporters: “We’re competitive. We have a good group and a good attitude, and we want to be competing for the points at all stages.
“Of course you aim for three whenever you can, but, if you can’t do that, you aim to not get beaten.
“If anything, as a side, we’re always looking to improve.
“We need to improve our closing down, we need to improve our passing, our attitude to scoring goals. We need to hold our values of what we are trying to achieve in high esteem.”
Despite claiming they need to improve, Wolves are currently the best passing side in the division, holding the ball for an average of 58.4% of game with a pass accuracy of 82.7% - both Championship highs. However, they do need to improve their goalscoring, having netted just 19 of the 192 chances had across the whole season.
If they continue to play as they have been, with an added precision in the final third, there is no denying that Wolves should face no trouble against Leeds - and rightfully claim the title of promotion contenders.