Considering what could derail Wolves' dream season

A general view of Molineux before the Capital One Cup First Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County at Molineux on August 11, 2015 in Wolverhampton, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers fans are in dreamland, but could there be something that brings them back down to earth?

A general view of Molineux before the Capital One Cup First Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County at Molineux on August 11, 2015 in Wolverhampton, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are on a collision course with promotion to the Premier League although, with 15 games remaining, there is always a chance that their campaign could fall apart.

We have seen it happen in the past with Wolves in particular, as the Midlands side certainly know how to leave their fans on the edge of their seat right up until the final whistle. With that being said, it will likely take something extremely special or out of the ordinary for them to be derailed at this stage – but it is not impossible.

One of the biggest factors behind their demise would be injuries, and while manager Nuno Espirito Santo has praised the backroom staff’s ability to prevent them, you just know that teams are going to start gunning for the likes of Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota in the weeks to come.

Woverhampton Wanderers Manager Nuno Espirito Santo celebrates victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Portman Road on January 27,...

While Wolves do have strength in depth, there are certain impact players who run through the core of the team and an injury to someone like captain Conor Coady could really throw their future up in the air.

Then comes the inevitable speculation regarding the future of not only the aforementioned players but also Nuno himself. It is clear to see that Wolves are benefiting greatly from an influx of high-quality foreign talent, but soon enough they are going to draw the attention of the Premier League and European giants.

When that happens, maintaining focus on the end goal is going to be crucial for the development of this Wolves team.

Then there is the lingering possibility of the squad getting cocky, which would not be too surprising when you consider just how far ahead they are of the rest of the pack. Wolves have been able to maintain their focus up to this point but, if they take a second to step back and reflect on their work, there is always the possibility of complacency.

Wolverhampton Wanderers fans celebrate victory in the stands during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Portman Road on January 27, 2018 in...

Finally, there is the fixture schedule and, unfortunately for Wolves, there will come a time when their credentials are truly tested to the limit.

In the space of three days next month they will travel to Leeds United and Aston Villa for two extremely tricky away games, and then between March 30 and April 15 they will take on Middlesbrough, Hull, Cardiff, Derby and Birmingham.

Hold on tight, Wolves fans.

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