Family reunion for Nottingham Forest boss O'Driscoll at Wolves
SEAN O'Driscoll would be forgiven for having one eye on the stands tomorrow when he takes his Nottingham Forest team to Molineux.
The Reds' manager is born and bred in Wolverhampton and has never made any secret of the fact he has supported Wolves all his life.
"I've probably got about eight family members and a few others going, but they go to the games anyway so it's not a big deal," said O'Driscoll.
"I've been there for games before, but it's the biggest team I've ever been involved in to take to Wolves.
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"They're (his family) Wolves season ticket holders and want Wolves to do well, but they are also family so they want me to do well, so if it's a 3-3 draw I think they'll be delighted."
O'Driscoll says he was sad to see the West Midlands club get relegated from the top flight and questioned the decision to sack Mick McCarthy last season.
But, under new manager Stale Solbakken, he believes Wolves have a team capable of bouncing back at the first attempt – despite the fact they are without a win in seven Championship games ahead of welcoming Forest.
"I'm disappointed they're not still in the Premier League. The decision to relieve Mick of his duties, looking back on it, if they're honest, was probably not the best decision they've ever made," added O'Driscoll.
"But that's football. It's not easy because you get judged on what actually happens and not whether it was right or wrong.
"They'll hope they can get back this season; that's the plan for everyone who comes down to bounce back straight away and get that momentum again, which is priceless in football.
"I've watched them three times, they're big, strong and athletic. They like to play with two wingers so they'll score goals and they're organised.
"When you're looking at a Championship team to do well, they tick all the boxes.
"But you can just as easily be on a good run in the Championship as a bad run; the margins are finite – there's no rhyme nor reason for it."