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Mick got his tactics spot on

It wasn’t the perfect three points, but a share of the spoils at Molineux certainly took us a step closer to achieving a play-off spot.

Coupled with Brentford’s draw with Bolton, it puts us in a strong position going into the final two games, with a three-point lead.

I think Mick McCarthy got his tactics spot on at his former club on Saturday. We didn’t risk too much, but had enough going forward to pose problems.

Playing Jonathan Parr in front of Luke Chambers, to protect the threat of Bakary Sako, was also a wise move. But Parr also offers a good threat going forward.

The star of the show though was Christophe Berra. The Scotland international made several fantastic blocks to deny Wolves’ biggest danger, Nouha Dicko, and I wonder how many points he’s been worth?

Bringing on Stephen Hunt for Jay Tabb at 1-1 though showed Mick was not just playing out for a draw, and on another day the late chances for Freddie Sears and Chris Wood could have provided a winner.

As for the last two games, I think we will still need something from both.

You have to think we must beat Nottingham Forest in our final home game on Saturday (3pm).

Dougie Freedman’s side haven’t won in six, but with the squad they have, which made them among everyone’s favourites for promotion, I’m sure we’ll be in for a tough game.

Finally, it was really disappointing to see Jonny Williams return to Crystal Palace this week with a recurrence of his groin injury, picked up in the Under-21s.

With David McGoldrick also out, I’d hoped he could play a big role, but it is just a shame he wasn’t deemed fit enough.

* I will be running a cake stall at the Ipswich Town Legends game at Bury Town on Sunday (3pm) to fund-raise for my London to Amsterdam cycle ride, and with the likes of Kieron Dyer and Titus Bramble set to play, I hope to see some of you there!

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