Craddock retains survival belief

19 November 2009 05:28
Wolves face a daunting trip to league leaders Chelsea on Saturday having dropped in to the relegation zone after collecting just three points from their last six games.[LNB]They were beaten 4-1 by free-scoring Arsenal in their previous game and will now come up against a Chelsea side who have scored 20 goals in their last six games.[LNB]Chelsea have also not conceded a goal at Stamford Bridge in their last nine games.[LNB]While Wolves are massive underdogs to pull off a shock this weekend, Craddock still believes they are not facing an immediate return to the Championship this season.[LNB]He said: "We just need to keep playing our football.[LNB]"We've definitely got enough here, we've got a good bunch of[LNB]lads, and a young, hardworking team.[LNB]"We know it's not going to be easy - it's going to be tough,[LNB]but we've got enough here to see us through."[LNB]As for the challenge of tackling Chelsea, Craddock believes Wolves have to adopt a bold approach.[LNB]Craddock, who has scored three times in his last two appearances, said: "Anything can happen in a game of football -even when you play a top team.[LNB]"We'll be the underdogs and have got nothing to lose, so we might as well go there and go for it.[LNB]"This is the reason why we wanted to play in the Premier League to play against teams like this.[LNB]"Of course it's difficult but it's another good experience and we'll be going there ready to give it everything we've got.[LNB]"We showed for half an hour against Arsenal in our last game that we can play against the top teams when I thought we[LNB]looked comfortable.[LNB]"It's a matter of continuing that and making sure that if we do concede, we stay together, don't get disjointed and keep doing what we were doing before.[LNB]"But Chelsea are top of the league for a reason and we know we're going to have to grind things out."[LNB]Wolves manager Mick McCarthy accepts his team will be given no chance outside their own camp of causing an upset against Carlo Ancelotti's side.[LNB]He accepts their hopes of Premier League survival are going to depend more on how they perform in the two games[LNB]after facing Chelsea - against Birmingham and Bolton.[LNB]McCarthy said: "If we go to Chelsea and get something that would be brilliant.[LNB]"But it would be a real bonus because no-one thinks we'll get anything there.[LNB]"Our next two home games, Birmingham and Bolton, are the ones we have to win. They will be vital for us.[LNB]"It's alright saying we need to get our teeth into them, but there will be huge expectation and pressure on those games."[LNB][LNB]

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