Former Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Darren Potter is looking forward to making a return to the Molineux Stadium next season.
The Dons general admits he was saddened by Wolves’ demise last season as they slipped down the Championship during a turbulent year in the West Midlands.
Wolves’ 2012/13 season started with Stale Solbakken, the club’s first overseas manager, in charge but after just six months at the helm the Norwegian departed the Molineux following the side’s poor form.
In January Dean Saunders left his role at Doncaster Rovers in the hope of inspiring a turn-around in from, unfortunately for Wolves though that upturn never came and the side were relegated to League 1.
Following their relegation Wolves parted company with Saunders and are currently searching for the right man to help guide them back to the Championship at the first time of asking.
Potter spent two-and-a-half years with Wolves and made 67 appearances for the side. In his first season with the side he was part of the squad which reached the Championship play-offs only to be beaten in the semi-finals by local rivals West Bromwich Albion.
With fond memories of his time at Wolves Potter admits to finding it tough to see their recent decline.
Speaking to mkdons.com he said: “I was sad to see what happened to Wolves at that end. Two seasons ago they were in the Premier League and now they’ve had back-to-back relegations which is a catastrophe for the club, especially with the finances that they put in to get to where they were.
“They spent a lot of money on wages in the Premier League so to come down two divisions will leave them in a bad place. I was at Wolves for almost three years, I saw what the fans were like and they are a good bunch but hopefully they will stick with the team and the players in what will be a difficult League next year.”
Darren Potter during his playing days at Molineux Stadium
When the fixtures were released on Wednesday Potter, along with thousands of Dons fans, was eager to find out the two dates when he will come up against his old side.
“It is one of the fixtures that I looked out for. I think since I left there I have never gone back and played there so I'm excited by that. The Molineux is a fantastic stadium, it’s huge because they have knocked down stands and built it up again since I was there."