Nuno Espirito Santo urges Wolves to ignore European hopes
Last Updated: 22/02/19 3:48pm
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has insisted that maintaining a "game-by-game" approach will ensure his squad don't become distracted by the possibility of securing European football.
A seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions has seen Wolves rise to seventh in the Premier League and into the FA Cup quarter-finals, giving them two possible routes to qualify for European competition next season.
Nuno, who guided Wolves to promotion from the Sky Bet Championship last season, is wary of complacency creeping in ahead of the trip to Bournemouth on Saturday.
"We go game by game. The table means nothing," Nuno said.
"We will stay focused on our tasks and not think about anything else.
"We want to look at our opponents and think that tomorrow we are going to have a tough opponent, that is how we keep our feet on the ground."
Nuno confirmed that his squad are facing no new injury worries ahead of their trip to the south coast, with the Portuguese expected to revert to the line-up which drew 1-1 with Newcastle in their last Premier League game.
Since then Wolves have tied up new contracts for Romain Saiss, Conor Coady and Matt Doherty, in a series of moves which Nuno believes will be crucial to the club maintaining their success.
"They are players who were here before, players who have had many years at the club and we believe the core of the squad and keeping the same players will improve us," Santo said.
"They have played well since last season, Romain, Conor and Matt, so the idea is to keep what works."