Wolves finally ended their dismal home record this week but there need to be plenty more similar performances if Stale Solbakken’s side are to be successful this season.
Almost nine months had passed since the home side were last victorious at Molineux before Tuesday when that long-standing hoodoo was finally broken.
A convincing 3-1 win over Barnsley ended the miserable run and, with Derby County arriving in the Black Country on Saturday, Wolves finally have something to build on.
It’s been a tough year for the gold and black faithful, who have watched their side lose their Premier League status and slump to their worst ever run on home soil.
Before this week they hadn’t won a home game in 2012 and with big-name players still likely to depart there was a lot of negativity. But it’s amazing what a victory can do.
Suddenly there is a fresh wave of optimism from the support and Solbakken knows that Wolves must use this to their advantage,
“I must thank the crowd for getting behind the players who have said they want to leave,” he said. “It was the first home victory of this year and that can only be a good thing for them.