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Wednesday 08 February 2012

Jarvis: Wolves ready for West Brom

Wolves winger boosted by important victory over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday

Wolves winger Matt Jarvis scored his second goal of the season against QPR last weekend

Wolves winger Matt Jarvis says last weekend's come-from-behind victory against QPR will give his side a huge boost ahead of Sunday's Black Country derby against West Brom.

Jarvis was one of the goalscorers as Wolves took advantage of Djibril Cisse's sending off to record a vital 2-1 victory at Loftus Road.

The win at Loftus Road was the first Wolves have picked up since the start of December and the result lifted Mick McCarthy’s team out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone.

"It was a massive result for us and much-needed," Jarvis told the club's official website.

"I can't afford to wait as long for my next goal as I did for this one"
- Matt Jarvis

"We knew the man advantage was something in our favour and equalising right at the start of the second half gave us momentum we were able to build on. I thought we pushed on really well. 

"We were able to create more chances as our confidence grew. We had been having a difficult time, so the win is a big boost. It has made looking at the League table a much better experience.

"This week feels a bit different because we've got an extra day to prepare for the next game but the fact it's against Albion will add to the anticipation. 

"Our supporters remind us at every opportunity what a massive game it is and we will make sure we're ready for it."

Jarvis's goal against QPR was his second of the season, his first since August, and the 25-year-old says he is determined to add to his tally before the end of the campaign.

"I hadn't scored since we faced Fulham in our first home game, so it was great to get one on Saturday," added Jarvis. 

"Of course it's good to score any time but I suppose putting one in at the end all our fans were was a bonus. I had a few members of my family there, plus my wife and her dad, so that was nice as well.

"I can't afford to wait as long for my next goal as I did for this one. I think I scored four two years ago and I always aim to improve season by season. 

"I've got a bit of work to do to achieve that this time but results like Saturday's can only help us all."

After the West Brom match, Wolves then take on Newcastle, Fulham and Blackburn.

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Key Points

  • Matt Jarvis believes beating QPR will lift Wolves for Sunday's West Brom match
  • Jarvis scored the opening goal as Wolves came from behind to win at Loftus Road
  • Winger determined to add to his goal tally