THE weekend match against Rushden is set to provide us with a tough test and things won't be getting any easier for us when we travel to Molineux to face Wolves in the League Cup on Tuesday.
The media are bound to focus on my return to a club where I was once a player, but it isn't about me, it's about us trying to win a place in the next round.
I had four great years as captain of Wolves. It's a great club with a fantastic stadium and I've got some fond memories from my time there.
But everyone moves on and in a way I hope I get booed on Tuesday because it will mean we have got a result.
It'll be a massive test for us, let's make no bones about it. We need to play to 100% of our ability and catch them on an off-day, that's being realistic.
But in football anything can happen and we've got a chance if we work hard and earn the right to play.
We will need some luck because Wolves have quality throughout their team and they
are all capable of producing a moment of magic, which is why they are playing Championship football.
They've got the infrastructure to be a Premiership team, with a good financial base and incredible support, but they still have to earn the right to get to the next round as well.
Glenn Hoddle is a good manager and he has that presence and aura about him that makes people take notice when you mention his name.
As for my squad, I've been impressed with everyone so far.
They've shown good ability, a strong work ethic and have developed a close bond with a firm togetherness.
The big test of a player is how they react when you have to leave someone out and I've been pleased with the response of those I've had to do that to.
The media will say we haven't got a chance next Tuesday. They think Wolves will just have to turn up to win but it's going to be much harder than that for them.
It's a one-off cup tie and people will expect us to go there and contain them, but my response to that is to ask why?
We are going to go there and try to win and cause them as many problems as we possibly can. If we work as hard as I know we are capable of and do ourselves justice, we have a chance and I can't ask any more of the players than their best.
The match will give us a chance to show the country what we can do and, if we get that all-important slice of luck, maybe we can grab some headlines on Wednesday morning.