Kenny Jackett affected by Wolverhampton Wanderers' woes

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The Wolves boss concedes that it hasn't been an easy time for him as of late.

Under-fire Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett has admitted that the speculation over his job at Molineux is affecting him.

Jackett has come under scrutiny in recent weeks as a dreadful run of form has effectively dealt irreversible damage to Wolves' hopes of finishing in the playoff spots.

In 15th position, Wanderers sit 14 points adrift of sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday after losing four and drawing three of their last seven Championship outings.

Frustrations reached boiling point in Tuesday's 3-0 defeat at Brentford, with the irate travelling fans shouting abuse at Jackett as he made his way down the tunnel at Griffin Park.

The 54-year-old concedes that Wolves' woes do indeed affect him, but the ex-Millwall boss is optimistic that he can turn things around.

“I don’t want to project that you don’t take any notice or you don’t feel it, because you do, on a personal level," he told the Express and Star.

“And then after that you’ve got to work out quickly what you can do about that. You’re very aware, you don’t miss anything.

“It’s not something you can necessarily ignore. But also you are trying to then work out a way to turn things around, turn things positive."

It gets no easier for Jackett and company, who host promotion-chasing Derby County - on a two-match winning streak - on Saturday morning.

He led them to a seventh-placed finish last season in what proved a hugely successful return to England's second tier for the club, who won the League One title to secure promotion 12 months earlier.

He has been at the West Midlands side since 2013.

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