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Molineux boss Kenny Jackett

Molineux boss Kenny Jackett

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Boss Kenny Jackett has challenged Wolves to become stars of the small screen – starting with Sunday’s trip to Derby.

The game at the IPro Stadium is the first of six for Jackett’s side which will be shown live by Sky Sports between now and New Year’s Day.

And the head coach reckons it is the ideal chance for his players to show the nation what they are about.

“There are a high number of TV games coming up I see it as an opportunity for us to do well and show people how good we are,” Jackett said. “I would prefer to be in the TV games than not.

“I prefer to have some focus on it and a lot of attention because it means we are doing something right and obviously people are interested.”

Preston North End’s 
clash with Leeds United at Elland Road before Christmas has been moved back 24 hours. The visit to West 
Yorkshire will now take place on Sunday, December 20, with a 3pm kick-off. 
Leeds are playing a televised game on the Thursday of that week and have invoked their right to move the PNE game. It will be 
Preston’s first visit to Elland Road since September 2010 when they came back from being 4-1 down to win 6-4. Jon Parkin hit a hat-trick that night, with 
Keith Treacy, Callum 
Davidson and Iain Hume on target.

Burnley are set to open talks with manager Sean Dyche over an improved contract.

The 44-year-old has been linked with various roles away from Turf Moor and the club is keen to show their faith in a man regarded as one of the best English coaches around.

Dyche has been with Burnley since October 2012 and was given a new contract in 2014 as he guided the club to promotion to the Premier League.

Despite relegation, he remains a sought-after coach with Sunderland among those to have shown an interest recently.

Burnley are pushing for a swift return to the Premier League and are sixth in the Championship after 10 games.

The Clarets could also be boosted with up to £8million to spend in January.