Neves - One game at a time

10 April 2018 12:35:32 EST

Wolves will continue to take their promotion push one game at a time according to midfielder Ruben Neves.

Nuno Espirito Santo's men took a huge step towards the Premier League on Friday night courtesy of a dramatic win at second-place Cardiff.

Neves scored the only goal in the Welsh capital but the headlines were taken by the incidents in the closing moments of the game where Neil Warnock's side failed to convert two penalties.

The victory allowed Wolves to extend their lead at the top of the standings to nine points and they are now five games away from a place in the top flight.

We go into Derby with the same attitude – focused to win.

Ruben Neves

A win on Wednesday against Derby would further boost their hopes but the game is just as important for the Rams, as they chase a play-off spot.

Wolves won 2-0 when the pair met at The iPro Stadium back in August, a win that helped spark a successful season that has seen them sit top of the table for the majority of the campaign.

Neves was one of an influx of players to arrive in the summer and has shone in the Championship.

The hype is inevitably building around the Portuguese and his team but rather than get carried away, the former Porto star says they are heeding their manager's advice and staying in the moment.

The 21-year-old told the Express & Star: "We understand the (promotion) excitement but like Nuno said we have five games to go and we think game by game.

"We go into Derby with the same attitude – focused to win."

Wolves are 8/13 to win on Wednesday, with the draw 29/10 and the Rams 11/2.

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