Kenny Jackett eyes landmark Wolves victory

WOLVES manager Kenny Jackett is targeting his 50th victory in charge of the Molineux club against Nottingham Forest on Good Friday.

Kenny Jackett looks on (v QPR - 23rd Jan 2016)
Off the mark: Jackett says a quick start against Forest is essential if his team are to win (Picture from Sky Sports)

WOLVES manager Kenny Jackett is targeting his 50th victory in charge of the Molineux club against Nottingham Forest on Good Friday.

Three points at the City Ground could take the play-off chasing Midlands outfit into the top six depending on results elsewhere.

Former Millwall boss Jackett – who took over in May 2013 following the sacking of Dean Saunders – guided Wolves to the League One title last term which included a club-record run of nine consecutive wins.

“I’d be delighted to get it for many reasons, and it is our aim,” the 53-year-old said, according to the Birmingham Mail. “We’d always respect the opposition but we set out to win.”

Wolves won 31 league matches – including 17 of their last 21 – in 2013/14 on their way to clinching top spot in the third tier after back-to-back relegations.

They have already recorded 18 in the current campaign – and another win over Dougie Freedman’s Forest away from home would be the 50th under Jackett’s stewardship.

“To get my 50th win would be great; my time has gone very quickly, which is probably a good sign suggesting I have probably enjoyed it.

“I’ve been here almost two seasons, but it’s gone very quickly, and we’re really looking for that big finish to the second season now,” the Welshman added.

The former Watford midfielder has also enjoyed success in his extensive managerial career at Swansea City and Millwall, winning promotion to the Championship via the play-offs with the Lions in 2010.

Jackett was named League One manager of the year last term and claimed the Championship’s monthly managerial award back in August after a promising start to the campaign.

Wolves are currently eighth in the table, two points adrift of the play-off places, with seven games remaining but have lost just one of their last eight league outings.

On Wednesday, defender Richard Stearman and midfielder Kevin McDonald were both named in the Football League Team of the Month for March.

Kenny Jackett watches on (v Reading - 26th Dec 2015)
At the helm: Jackett is hoping to guide Wolves into the Championship play-offs in the final month of the season (Picture from Sky Sports)

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