Having scored four goals on each of their last two visits to Crewe and three in the Potteries on Saturday, Wolverhampton Wanderers will have their fans expecting great things of their team at Gresty Road tonight.

Despite heralding Saturday's 3-1 win at Stoke as his side's "best performance since I've been here," Glenn Hoddle, the Wolves manager, is not getting carried away. After seeing his side counter the previous week's loss of their unbeaten home sequence with a first away win of the season, he is merely looking for the same level of performance.

"We've set the benchmark now," he said. "If we can keep playing like we did on Saturday then we'll have a good season. But we've got to maintain those standards.

"They found it hard to penetrate us and the only blemish was conceding another goal from a 'set play', but we managed to get three goals as well, which has given us a lot of confidence."

It certainly does not lessen fifth-placed Wolves' mood of optimism tonight against a Crewe team who have won only once all season and are 15 rungs below them in the Championship table.

Hoddle said: "Crewe are a very good footballing side and always have been under Dario Gradi. They're under no pressure, as they're not expected to be promoted or be up leading the table and they can play with a bit of freedom."

After leaking an early Kenny Lunt penalty, last season's Gresty goalfest was a particularly comfortable stroll, Carl Cort and Kenny Miller scoring twice. The Wolves strike force, not to mention main supply line Seol Ki-Hyeon, appear just as on song going into tonight.

Cort and Miller scored their seventh goal of the season on Saturday. While Cort's have been in the league to make him the Championship's top scorer, it was Miller's first.

It was not as spectacular, though, as Wolves' third goal, also the first in the league this season for left-back Lee Naylor, who said: "I knew even before I put the ball down I was going to score.

"I just had one of those feelings and I hope I get a few more of them. It's right up there with my best Wolves goals. In fact, it was probably my best.

"That's what I've been staying behind practising on the training field. No one else is going on free kicks now."

Jackie McNamara awaits further investigation on a knee problem while Colin Cameron is still feeling a hamstring twinge first felt at Watford last week.