Midfielder Mark Davies has admitted he will be putting close friendships aside when Wolves take on Bolton in a crucial Premier League clash for both sides on New Year's Eve.
Davies - born and bred in the Black Country and who came through the youth system at Molineux after signing for the club at the age of nine - says Wolves' Matt Jarvis and keeper Wayne Hennessey are among his closest friends in the game.
But after featuring in Bolton's 2-0 Boxing Day defeat by Newcastle - a result that leaves Owen Coyle's men three points from safety - Davies says all friendships will be put on hold come kick-off on Saturday.
"We know it's a massive game," Davies told Bolton's official website. "I know a whole load of their team from when I used to play there and am still good friends with a lot of them.
"Though saying that, it's safe to say friendships will be put on hold until after the final whistle. In the run-up to the game I'll be solely focused on the match."
Davies, who made his 10th straight start for the Trotters in the defeat by Newcastle, added: "I'm gutted because nobody likes being where we are in the table. You should see how disappointed everyone was in the dressing room after the game.
"It's hard to put your finger on why we're not picking up results. The mood is always good in training and everyone gives their all.
"Things need to change and hopefully they will when we play Wolves."