Kenny Jackett on Wolverhampton Wanderers’ games against Nottingham Forest and Leeds United

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Wolverhampton Wanderers will face Nottingham Forest on Friday and Leeds United on Monday in the Championship.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has told the Royal Sutton Coldfield Observer that he is looking forward to upcoming games against Nottingham Forest and Leeds United.

The Wanderers will return to Championship action after the international break with matches against Forest at the City Ground and Leeds at home.

Wolves are currently eighth in the league table with 65 points from 39 matches, just two points behind sixth-placed Ipswich Town.

Jackett’s side are very much in the running for a spot in the Championship playoffs, and he wants his players to pick up maximum points against Forest on Friday and Leeds on Monday and maintain their challenge.

“It's a bit of a break for us before we can re-focus on the Forest game then Leeds,” the 53-year-old told The Royal Sutton Coldfield Observer.

"It's an exciting period because we're still in there and the gap has slowly closed. It was five points for a little while, then four, then three and now it's two.

"We'd love to be in the top six; we're eighth but it still looks poised for many clubs and we're one of them that have a very good chance.”

The two games following the international break will be crucial for Wolves and could make or break their season.

Forest are also in the running for the playoffs, while Leeds are in a good run of form and will be determined to pick up all three points away from home.

Wolves have won their last two Championship games - 2-0 against Derby County and 3-0 against Sheffield Wednesday, both at Molineux.

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