Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Matt Jarvis has warned his team-mates to be wary of the revenge factor when they face Sheffield United at Molineux on Boxing Day.
The Blades suffered a hefty 3-1 defeat at the hands of Mick McCarthy’s men at Bramall Lane and Jarvis believes that could give them an added dimension this time around.
He is back after a spell out with a torn hamstring and says it is vital his side continue doing what they have done at Molineux.
He said: “It’s going to be another tough game but we’re at home and will have to try to do exactly what we’ve been doing at home so far this season.
"We’ve got to try to get the ball down and pass it around and play our own game but it’s going to be difficult.
“The lads did extremely well to win at their place last month and I’m sure they’ll be wanting a bit of revenge.
“We’re going to have to be on top of our game to get anything.”
Jarvis played 45 minutes of Wolves’ 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers at Keepmoat last weekend.
He said: “It was good to get 45 minutes and hopefully I did OK. The game was a tough battle and it was just great that we got the late goal and all three points.
“It was a great win for us because it was such a battle and we had to wait so long for the goal. Everyone was buzzing in the changing room afterwards and it felt like a really massive win for us.
“A one-nil is a win and the same number of points as winning three, four or five. That was a great three points.”
The 22-year-old is working hard on his fitness though he says he will feel mixed emotions if his next break comes about because of the suspension hanging over team-mate Michael Kightly.
He said: “I feel very good. I’m still working hard in the gym to keep myself fit and strong and make sure the injury doesn’t come back.”