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No Room For Complacency

Wolves` inspirational 'keeper Matt Murray is in no mood to throw struggling Leeds a Championship lifeline when they visit Molineux tomorrow afternoon.

Wolves are nicely placed to put in an end of season push and shake up the fight for a play off spot, just as they did in 2003 under former boss Dave Jones.

Then, Wolves barely scraped into the picture, narrowly beat Reading to make it the Play Off Final, and then blew away Neil Warnock's Blades at the Millennium Stadium.

Current league placings aren't the only parallels to that campaign, which Matt was quick to point out to The Birmingham Post.

'There's a similar sense of togetherness, a happy camp, and even the players not featuring are supporting and not sulking and worrying about themselves." He said.

While there are certain aspects to Wolves season that bear resemblance to the one that saw them promoted to the top flight for the first time in almost a quarter of a century, there are others that set this one apart.

In 2003, the team consisted of former youth, and full internationals almost to a man, a team that had been assembled at great cost, but was still unable to retain its place in The Premiership.

The current squad may have a clutch of capped players, but it is the introduction Mick McCarthy`s budget buys that have made the biggest impact so far this term.

'We've got a young and hungry squad which is really working together, and we're not getting talked up as much as other teams which suits us." Matt added.

Looking ahead to Saturday, he`s under no illusions regarding the size of the task ahead facing league strugglers Leeds. And like many in football, he expresses surprise at their current plight. But they are unlikely to get any sympathy form the former under 21 international when both sides cross the white line on Saturday afternoon.

'Leeds will be a very difficult game because they have got a really good squad which makes it hard to believe where they are,' he added.

'But we can't afford to get complacent or feel sorry for them, they were in the play-off final last year and have got players who have operated at the top level.

'They've also got a manager always renowned for his desire and battling qualities as well as his ability and there's no way his team will come to Molineux and not give it everything.'




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Writer: Stuart Smith Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 23 2007

Time: 1:51PM

 

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