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Kenny Jackett targets record points haul for Wolverhampton Wanderers

26 April 2014

Kenny Jackett is eager for his Wolverhampton Wanderers team to break the record points tally in League 1 next weekend.

Wanderers, already champions, reached the 100-point mark with a 1-1 draw against Coventry at Sixfields. Dave Edwards scored the opening goal with seven minutes to play but shortly afterwards the Sky Blues were level when Danny Batth headed the ball into his own net.

The result leaves Jackett's side just one behind the record set by Charlton in 2011/12 and the Molineux manager is keen to pass the milestone in front of their own fans at home next Saturday and to end the season on a historic high.

"The result sets us up next week to break the record at home," Jackett said.

"That's our focus now. It was tough game today - it looked at times that we were playing with a square ball. Both sides were trying to pass but we couldn't play the flowing football we're used to.

"We controlled the game but couldn't find the combination play or the final ball, but that's the way it is sometimes.

"We couldn't make our control pay. I'm not disappointed with a point and we will take it and all of our focus at the club is to break the record and get those points at home next week."

The game sprung into life in the final 10 minutes when Edwards prodded in substitute Bakary Sako's cross after 83 minutes. But just a minute later Mark Marshall's centre was headed into his own net by Batth as the Sky Blues stunned the champions.

The result was also one of great significance to Coventry, who earned a point to confirm their League One survival.

And manager Steven Pressley emphasised his pride in his players and staff as they stayed up despite their 10-point deduction at the beginning of the season.

``I'm immensely proud of the team, staff and all the players. We've endured a lot this year and it's been a demanding season,`` said Pressley.

"To get over the line with the 10-point deduction, I think it's been a wonderful effort.

"I can go and have a couple of beers tonight! To get over the line with the deduction and other things is a wonderful effort.

"I know celebrating not being relegated at this club shouldn't be a great deal but this season it should with what we've endured. We're grateful for the fans who have been terrific with us."

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