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12 April 2013

The pressure is all on Wolves says Mark

Mark Robins believes the pressure is all on Wolves this weekend.

Wolves have struggled this season following relegation from the Premier League and with five games to go find themselves just one point above the relegation zone. 

“They are a huge club who are fighting at the wrong end of the table – nobody expected that,” said Mark. 

“We will have a good vocal following and it will come down to how we play on the day; if we can repeat the Bolton performance I believe we will have a very good chance. Molineux has a good surface and the lads are looking forward to it – how can you not? Everybody talks about six pointers and our last five games certainly are; we need to enjoy the last few games.”

One man who could fire Town away from their relegation troubles is Jermaine Beckford. The striker scored his second goal for the Terriers against Wolves in the home fixture with a superb acrobatic effort.

“Jermaine looked really sharp during his cameo against Leeds, but looked a little rusty when he returned from international duty, despite playing two games. He has looked lively in training over the past week and a lively Jermaine Beckford is somebody who is very capable. He has great ability, but he needs to knuckle down and do it on a regular basis.”

Town head into the clash on the back of two defeats and a draw, but Robins felt his side deserved far more than what they reaped. 

“I felt we were worthy of a point against Hull and Bolton and had done enough for the three against Peterborough. That is the just the way that it has gone for us; we have got five left now and we are looking forward. There is nothing we can do about the past, apart from learn one or two lessons. 

“The players need to maintain their focus and stick to what they are doing. We need to believe in what we are doing and continue in the same vein. They are making good forward runs and chances and we have got people who are capable of scoring goals. We just need to make sure that we don’t pass them up; we have maybe snatched at a few lately.”

Both teams go into the clash with a number of injury worries and Mark provided an update on Town’s current problems.

“Jack Hunt is back running, but he is still in a little bit pain,” he said. “We won’t know if he is available for the weekend for another 24 hours, but I am hopeful. 

“We need everybody fit; I will make a call on Jack when the time is right. Anthony Gerrard is back in first team training so he is in the mix for selection. Murray (Wallace) did well in place of Anthony against Peterborough. I was pleased; he is only a young lad and I think he has got a decent future in the game. He is very self-motivated individual who has a very good work ethic. 

“Danny Ward doesn’t have a chance of making the game. He has hurt his groin and it looks like he will be out for another week or two. He is a player capable of hurting the opposition and we want him back involved.”

Please note that tickets will not be available on the day! 

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