Wolves: Play-off fight will carry on to the end, says Stearman

Richard Stearman
Stearman is hoping the club can clinch back-to-back promotions after successive relegations took them from the Premier League to League One

Wolves will fight for a play-off place until the very last moment, says defender Richard Stearman.

Kenny Jackett's men, eighth in the Championship, are two points outside the play-off places and must win their final game at home against Millwall to stand any chance of going up.

"We've made it interesting going into the last game," Stearman told BBC WM.

"We're going to continue to fight and we're in with a chance, so we're happy with that."

Wolves know beating Millwall may not be enough if seventh-placed Brentford win at home against Wigan and Derby, currently in the last play-off place, get at least a point at home to Reading.

But 27-year-old Stearman said: "It's very exciting for everybody.

"Let's hope that a win might be enough - it should be and we're very excited about getting a result."

Wolves, aiming for a second successive promotion after winning League One last term, have been play-off contenders for much of the season.

Crucially, the Molineux club lost momentum at the start of April, taking only one point from three games before grabbing a vital win at relegation-threatened Wigan last Saturday.

Have wobbly Wolves left it too late?
After 15 games Wolves were fourth, two points off top spot, but five straight defeats saw them drop to 13th.
An eight-game unbeaten run brought them back into the play-off picture by the end of January.
By the start of April, Wolves were sixth, off the back of four straight wins.
Back-to-back defeats by Midlands rivals Birmingham City and Middlesbrough and a draw with Ipswich lost them vital ground.