Kenny Jackett wants to make Molineux a fortress
Jackett looks to capitalise on a run of home fixtures - image via Birmingham Mail

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett is hoping to improve his side's disappointing home form this season with a run of fixtures at Molineux in the coming weeks.

Jackett's side have one of the poorest home record's in the Championship so far this term, winning just twice on home soil all season.

Their last four games at home have yielded just two points and one goal, which came in a late-October 3-1 defeat to promotion-chasing Middlesbrough.

Jackett remains positive about Wolves' chances

But the former Millwall boss is remaining upbeat about his side's chances of putting together a run towards the top six, currently eight places and five points out of their grasp.

Wolves face Nottingham Forest at home on Friday evening, a match-up which Jackett described to the Shropshire Star as "a great game".

Jackett also recognises Wolves' upcoming fixture list of three home games in their next four as "an opportunity which we have to take", though he maintains that his side's results haven't fully reflected performances.

Molineux crowd left unimpressed

The 53-year-old was satisfied with a point against high-flying Burnley, and was pleased with last weekend's win away to struggling Rotherham United.

Despite being booed by the home fans in a recent goalless draw against MK Dons, Jackett feels that in recent fixtures his side haven't been far away from finding a victory.

Wolves were booed off against MK Dons - image: Lee Scriven

However, he is fully aware that Wolves' "attitude, work-rate, body language [and] quality" have to be at their optimum if they are to "engage the crowd".

Wolves fail to live up to pre-season billing

Wolves fans could be forgiven for being underwhelmed by their side's disappointing start to the season, having missed out on the play-offs last term on goal difference alone and targeted the top six this time around.

The club managed to keep hold of star forward Benik Afobe - dropped for the win at Rotherham - but a serious injury to striker Nouha Dicko derailed their plans somewhat and they have found themselves in mid-table ever since.

After Wolves' game at home to Forest on Friday evening, they welcome Leeds United and Reading to the Black Country either side of an away fixture at Sheffield Wednesday.

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