Can Paul Lambert utilise Wolves' incredible support to kickstart their season?

Wolves' Helder Costa (C) celebrates after scoring their first goal with teammates

Paul Lambert will take charge of his first home game at Molineux on Saturday against Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship.

Former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert Paul Lambert

It has been a tough season so far for Wolves as their campaign has struggled to get off the ground, thus leaving them in the bottom half of the table, with their tails being licked by the relegation zone. Last weekend saw a much improved performance against Preston though in Paul Lambert's first game in charge and, with his home debut this weekend, the Express and Star have reported that the fans are expected to turn out in huge numbers to show their support, which Lambert must use to kick start Wolves season.

Wanderers currently reside in a very precarious position in the Championship after 17 games. They have picked up 18 points so far which means they are a mere two points away from the relegation zone in what is proving to be an exceptionally tight Championship season. 

There were signs of improvement in their draw with Preston though, with their attack looking dangerous, albeit, without scoring. What will impress the fans most is that they were able to keep a clean sheet in the game, something they have struggled to do this season. Paul Lambert seems to be having an effect on the team already and the fans are looking to get behind the new manager immediately, while the Express and Star have reported that the club are running a half-price ticket day for the game, to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of signing Steve Bull and Andy Thompason.

The Express and Star report claims that: "Wolves’ highest attendance so far this season is 23,607 for the visit of Leeds United. Their biggest of 2015/16 was 25,488, also against Wednesday, on the final day of the season. If they reach 27,000 it will be Molineux’s largest crowd since 27,480 watched a 2-0 victory over Derby County at the back end of the 2014/15 season."

Wolves' Danny BatthWolves' Danny Batth

Therefore, there are a number of reasons as to why this game could see a huge crowd, and Lambert wont mind as he will be hoping to pull on the support to claim a maiden victory with the side.

A win over Wednesday would get the fans onside immediately. If he can pick up three valuable points it would not only improve their position in the league, but it would see the optimism amongst supporters grow.

However, a loss against Wednesday will remind the supporters of their last manager who brought in more draws and loses than he did wins. The bumper crowd will be there to cheer the team and manager on, and Lambert will be desperate to put on a show for them.

Paul Lambert manager of Blackburn RoversPaul Lambert 

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