For many observers of the Championship, Wolves won the title by Christmas and were the Barcelona of the division. Fast-forward to the final nine weeks of the season and Wolves will have to dig after their lead has been trimmed to just six points.
One of the key remaining Championship games is the West Midlands derby of Wolves’ visit to Villa Park.
While the match doesn’t really get both sets of fans going like their rivalries with the Blues or Baggies, this time round it’s more about promotion practicalities than local bragging rights.
If Villa win it, then it will be a massive step towards automatic promotion and may even open the door to the Championship title.
With that in mind, the club announced today that the Upper tier of the Trinity will be opened in an attempt to get a full house for the fixture, to get a similar atmosphere that helped Villa beat the Blues on their recent visit.
The club stated on their site the current attendance for the 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday 10th March is projected at 33,000. So, if Villa stay on track in the two games before the fixture, it should get to the 40,000 mark and beyond.
With only six home games left, a good result will hopefully have a knock-on effect in maybe opening the Upper Trinity for some other of those games for the promotion push – including the key games against Cardiff and Derby.
Free QPR Flags
With the promotion push the number one objective, the club are giving away 10,000 small flags (‘hand waver flags’) for the QPR game, to help get fans more involved in creating an atmosphere.
They will be handed out on the concourses as fans arrive and will be available on a first come first served basis.
Do keep hold of the flags for future games too, as the club will do further flag hand outs at three other home games.
Also, bring your own flags, scarves and most of all, your voices!