Jackett: Next month is vital

Kenny Jackett: Happy with win

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Wolves boss Kenny Jackett says the next month will be crucial in his side's battle for a top two spot following their 3-0 win at Brentford.

Wanderers leapfrogged Brentford with the win, ending the Londoners' 19-game unbeaten run and consign the Bees boss to his first defeat.

Goals on the break from James Henry and Michael Jacobs' brace sealed the points for Wanderers in a game of few clear-cut chances.

Brentford dominated possession throughout, but when the chances fell, it was Jackett's side that snapped them up.

Jackett said: "Brentford are a very good, well run club and they probably had more of the ball, but the shots and shots on target were in our favour.

"After the goal just before half-time the second half was set up for us to counter and get more goals, but I always felt we needed a second or third because Brentford looked strong."

Henry broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time, looping a speculative effort over flat-footed Bees goalkeeper David Button.

Nouha Dicko split the home defence with a superb pass in the 72nd minute to send Jacobs clear to toe poke home.

And the win was complete with minutes remaining when Scott Goldbourne twisted his way to the byline for Jacobs to curl home a beauty from the edge of the box.

Both managers said the depth of squad and conditioning of their players could prove vital in the next month, when both Brentford and Wolves have seven games.

Jackett added: "We're pleased, but it is still very tight at the top and March will be a crucial period.

"It is exciting, challenging and good competition."

Brentford looked the better footballing side of the two, but created little against a well-drilled Wolves defence.

Alan Judge's free-kick on the hour-mark stung the fingertips of Carl Ikeme, who also reacted quickly to tip Jonathan Douglas' rasping drive past the upright.

When Wolves broke they countered at pace with Dicko a constant threat, and Button had to be alert to save Jacobs low drive at the foot of the post.