Date: 31st July 2017 at 1:24am
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Barry Douglas has said Wolverhampton Wanderers’ performance and victory over Leicester City has to be the standard we aim for this year.

Closing out our pre season programme ahead of next weekend’s Championship kick off, the performance was capped by Ivan Cavaleiro’s second half strike and having taken the Man of the Match vote from the game for his performance at left wing back, Douglas told the Official Website that whilst nobody should or would get carried away, he felt there were certainly positives ahead for the club.

‘I think there are a lot of positives we can take from that game. If you look at the way we did play football it clicked today. We played some lovely football and that is how we want to play this season. We are all buying into the way the gaffer wants us to play and we are being encouraged to get on the ball and be brave. That suits the squad that we have got and the calibre of players that we have now.’

Douglas went on to say everyone knew it wouldn’t be plain sailing every game as people would have to continue to work hard, but Leicester showed what we were capable of so we had to aim for that as a standard now.

‘We know we’re going to make mistakes but that’s football. The gaffer wants us to get at teams and Leicester are no mugs, so there are a lot of positives. This is another step in the right direction, and hopefully we’re ready for next Saturday. We’ve got another week to prepare, we’ll look at this game and keep doing what we’ve been doing. It is a long season for us and we need to be ready for the first game next weekend and take it from there.’

He went on to say that he felt he’d adjusted to life at the club following his arrival.

‘I feel I have adapted well. There is a great bunch of guys here and a lot of new players so I am not the only one in that situation. We have got a tight group so it`s all positive in that respect. This is a new adventure for me now and I`m looking forward to getting going. Coming to a big club like Wolves was a big thing for me and the Championship is a good league. This is a chance for me to really challenge myself and see how I do down here. Hopefully I can reach my personal targets and kick on from here.’