Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has had a few rocky rides in his time.
But few, if any can compare with the massive over achievement of his young side this year.
Written off by many before a ball was even kicked this season, they have turned into true play off contenders.
Not bad for a season of rebuilding.
With half a dozen games left to go, McCarthy is all too well aware that the previous forty will count for little if the promotion charge runs out of steam at the very last.
"It has been a bit of a rollercoaster so far this season," he said ahead of the trip to Sunderland. "But we don`t want it to end with us regretting the last six games."
With Southampton only three points behind, and with a far superior goal difference, not least in part to the 6 they put past Wolves last Saturday, leaving the Stadium Of light empty handed could have dire consequences for the club.
And on Sunderland's current form, Mick McCarthy will need to live up to his Merlin moniker if Wolves fans are to be smiling come 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
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