JACK­ETT RES­CUED BY IN­SPIRED WOLVES

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

IT WAS a tale of two man­agers at Mo­lineux and Kenny Jack­ett emerged from it with the weight lifted from his shoul­ders af­ter weeks of wor­ries about his fu­ture.

In con­trast, Derby boss Dar­ren Was­sall was left with his po­si­tion still un­der scru­tiny and a need to steer his side’s pro­mo­tion chal­lenge back on course. On this ev­i­dence, it won’t be an easy job.

Three straight de­feats had led to calls for Jack­ett’s head but his play­ers re­sponded with a gritty per­for­mance to grind out a win against the odds and re­moved any threat of them slip­ping to­wards the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

Was­sall might in­sist he is not wor­ried about Derby’s league po­si­tion but this was an unin­spired per­for­mance from a team which rarely looked like pro­duc­ing a win and ex­tend­ing their im­proved run of form.

If any­thing Derby, for all their su­pe­rior pos­ses­sion, lacked the cut­ting edge and de­sire that in­spired Wolves to vic­tory.

STAR MAN GE­ORG

E SAV­ILL

E Wolves

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