Kenny Jackett was a happy man after watching his Wolverhampton Wanderers side overcome Midlands rivals Birmingham City on Saturday lunchtime.The 'form goes out the window' cliche was more than justified at St. Andrews, as Wolves - who had lost their last three - secured a 2-0 success over the high-flying Blues.
And Jackett was full of praise for his players, who put in the kind of performance that he expects on a week-to-week basis.
“Sometimes we have looked a player or two away from being a good team," Jackett told wolves.co.uk.
"It is about finding that consistent approach and our attitude and endeavour was very good and something we have to replicate. We had to work harder, show more heart, be more solid and competitive."
Wolves took an early lead through Dave Edwards, who reacted quickest to a loose ball in the box, and Sheyi Ojo added gloss to the result with a fine effort in the closing stages.
"We started the game well in terms of what we wanted to do and carried it on from there," Jackett added.
Buzzing to win and score in the derby today!! Thanks to all the away support as always you were amazing #WWFCpic.twitter.com/qIWSxlnbcD— Dave Edwards (@_DaveEdwards) October 31, 2015
“This is a tough place to come but we were organised, did what we needed to do. We showed commitment, and defended very well as a team.
“Local derbies are local derbies – they do mean so much to people and to everyone connected with the club and it was good for the players and supporters to be able to enjoy it at the end.”
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