Wolves boss Terry Connor aims to set down a Premier League marker at Norwich City
Wolves boss Terry Connor is taking inspiration from their Premier League relegation rivals ahead of tomorrow's Carrow Road contest.
Connor believes midweek league wins for Blackburn and QPR have fuelled belief among the Wolves players that they can avoid dropping into the Championship.
Wanderers have managed just one win in 2012 and conceded 14 goals in four games under Connor, but Mick McCarthy's former assistant is adamant his squad are not doomed.
'There is no sense of the players being resigned to their fate. Not one of them feels that way,' he said. 'They all want to play at Norwich. They are all ready to go. They have seen the results of the other sides around them.
'Blackburn have got back-to-back wins and are out of immediate danger. The lads also saw what happened on Wednesday night to QPR in coming back to beat Liverpool from two goals down. They are thinking 'why not us?' and 'why can't we do it at Norwich?'. The feeling is 'those sides have got their results, we have to get ours on Saturday'.
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'All we want to do is get the next result and turn our season around. One game can make a massive difference in this league. Two back-to-back wins takes you out of immediate danger and Blackburn are still catchable because there are enough points to play for.'
Connor does recognise Wolves need to rediscover the winning formula sooner rather than later if they are to guarantee a fourth successive season of top-flight football.
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'We want to take something from every game we play,' he said. 'The next home game is always going to be a crucial game. It is against Bolton so we know it is going to be a team that is around us. We have to approach Norwich first, and get something from that game, and then we can look at Bolton and focus on that one and take something from that as well.'
Connor knows it is vital Wolves do not panic in their current position, especially after surviving a previous brush with relegation two seasons.
'There is not an anger, but a determination among the lads to get out of where they are at the moment,' he said. 'We have been in this situation before and they are pushing themselves to the limit to try and turn things around and that is what they have always done.
'We have hit the bottom of the league, the only way for us is up. We are well versed with this scenario. We were in the bottom three for most of last season and we are well versed at playing under this sort of pressure. That is why you have to hold your nerve.'