Kenny Jackett: Wolves boss proud of his Molineux 'triangle'

Danny Batth helps Benik Afobe celebrate Wolves' second goal against Huddersfield Town
Benik Afobe (right) scored twice but Danny Batth (left) helped Wolves earn a second straight clean sheet

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett has pinpointed the return to fitness of captain Danny Batth as the key to the Championship side's return to form.

The 25-year-old hometown boy had been out injured since late April with a stress fracture of his foot.

But, since he returned to form a defensive triangle with keeper Emiliano Martinez and Kortney Hause, Wolves have let in just one goal in three games.

"Danny's a leader. A big player. You'd always miss him," Jackett told BBC WM.

Jackett's Wolves back on the up again
Wolves are now up to ninth in the Championship, just three points off the play-off places following Saturday's 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town - the second successive 3-0 victory for Kenny Jackett's men.

"As soon as I came into the club I recognised that and put him in the team.

"We're pleased to have him back. That triangle is so important to us," added Jackett, following Saturday's 3-0 home win over Huddersfield.

"Since we've had that triangle back together, it has had a good effect on our 'goals against' tally. We've now had successive clean sheets and that builds confidence for us. And they're all young players with their future ahead of them.

"I've come a long way at the club but I'm still learning myself," Batth told BBC WM. "It's been good to come back and not feel too far away. But it's the hardest I've ever worked in my career over the summer to get fit again."

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