WOLVES: WE’RE HERE TO STAY

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Sam Con­way To com­ment on this match go to http://boards. footy­mad.net/

WOLVES proved they were in no mood to hang around in League One af­ter go­ing up as cham­pi­ons with a record 103 points – and boss Kenny Jack­ett has no in­ten­tion of re­turn­ing any time soon.

Goals from Sam Rick­etts, Michael Ja­cobs and Nouha Dicko of­fi­cially rel­e­gated Carlisle on the fi­nal day of the sea­son and moved Wolves’ points to­tal up to 103.

Charl­ton, un­der Chris Pow­ell, held the pre­vi­ous record of 101 dur­ing the 2011-12 sea­son and it could have been more em­phatic than three for Wolves.

They never looked in any dan­ger and Jack­ett, who led Mill­wall out of League One via the play-offs in 2010, is adamant it is just a step­ping stone to big­ger things for the club.

“We didn't look like fal­ter­ing,” he said.“We started well and had good con­trol of the game. It was a great day. The at­mos­phere was great, the fact that we nearly filled the place again was ter­rific.

“It was a com­fort­able win, in which we played some very good foot­ball. It just tops off a great sea­son. We’re de­lighted to get the record of 103 points, which is some achieve­ment in the third tier of English foot­ball. I’m very proud to get that record.

“Now what we want to do is try and build on this sea­son and let it be the first good sea­son of a good era for the club. If we can go into the Cham­pi­onship, not un­der­es­ti­mat­ing the size of the task but also have con­fi­dence, we can build on this year. Hope­fully it’s a step­ping stone to where we want to be.”

Rick­etts opened the scor­ing on five min­utes when he latched onto a long ball from Bakary Sako and beat Jordan Pick at his near post.

It was 2-0 when Scott Gol­bourne’s loop­ing cross found Ja­cobs. Fac­ing cer­tain rel­e­ga­tion the Cum­bri­ans im­proved af­ter the break with Carl Ikeme called on to save from Liam No­ble.

But it was all over when Gol­bourne’s ef­fort was par­ried by Pick­ford straight to Dicko who smashed the ball home.

Carlisle boss Gra­ham Ka­vanagh said he was al­ready plan­ning for next sea­son – a be­liever that some of his play­ers are not good enough to play at this level. He said:“I’m go­ing to look at the sign­ings I need to make.

“I’m not go­ing to put num­bers on it be­cause I don’t know what’s avail­able yet in terms of budget.

“But I’ve got an idea of which ar­eas in the squad I want to im­prove.

“I haven’t told the play­ers who’s stay­ing and who’s go­ing. I don’t want to di­vulge too much but there will be changes.

“I spoke with the chair­man a cou­ple of weeks ago about this sea­son. I felt that this squad wasn’t good enough when I got the job. When I took over, I thought I was work­ing mir­a­cles.

“Some of the de­ci­sions we made were poor and the lack of be­lief was there. No­body was pre­pared to take the game by the scruff of the neck. “Some play­ers you could see were just not good enough at

this level.”

PIC­TURES: Ac­tion Im­ages

CHAM­PAGNE TIME: Wolves cel­e­brate af­ter be­ing pre­sented with the League One tro­phy PICK ME UP: Carlisle keeper Jordan Pick­ford is con­soled as rel­e­ga­tion is con­firmed STAR MAN BAKAR

Y SAKO Wolves

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