Fletcher: Wolves keeping calm

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Wolves striker Steven Fletcher insists the players are not getting carried away with their fine start to the season.

The Midlands outfit are undefeated in three matches, sitting at the higher end of the table after two wins and a draw in the Barclays Premier League.

However, the Scottish striker is well aware that the campaign is a marathon rather than a sprint, and expects a difficult battle against survival long-term. He is enjoying some early breathing space on seven points though.

"We've made a good start to the season. The boys have been playing well and the important thing now is that we keep it going," Fletcher told the official Wolves website.

"For me personally it was good to get off the mark with a goal at Blackburn and I'm looking forward to trying to get a few more. It's only the first three games and it's only the start to the season but it already feels nice to have a bit of breathing space.

"We spent so much of last season in the bottom three and found it difficult to get out until right at the end. It would be nice to be a bit further up the table before the end of the season and not go through what we did last year.


"It is going to be difficult again though and we'll have to see how it goes."

Fletcher can call upon his own experiences to know that a good start doesn't necessarily mean survival though, citing his spell with old club Burnley in the top flight.

The Clarets made a blistering start to the campaign, including a victory over Manchester United at Turf Moor, but the long-season took its toll. Fletcher is keen to avoid a repeat at Molineux.

"I was at Burnley when we made a good start and still ended up being relegated so there's no way I'm looking into our position too much at this early stage of the season," he concluded.

"We have got a good squad though and I am looking forward to seeing how things develop over the rest of the season."

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