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Wolves' job is all but done.

THE pressure is off for Wolverhampton ahead of tomorrow's final fixture of the season - the second leg of the Elite League relegation play-off with Edinburgh.

The Monmore men eased any anxiety over the tie with the Premier League champions when they stormed to a 53-37 win in Scotland on Friday night.

It means they have the comfort of a 16-point lead going into tomorrow night's return, and have all but guaranteed their place in next year's Elite League.

Swedish skipper Fredrik Lindgren played a captain's role with a string of wins in his paid-11 haul, but he had impressive support from most of his colleagues against a buoyant Monarchs side unbeaten at home in the Premier League this year.

Wolverhampton owner Chris Van Straaten said: "We've done half the job in terms of survival.

"Now we have to finish it in front of our own fans and we want as many of them as possible to cheer us on.

"Let me say that this club never, ever wants to go through this again. It's been a horrible experience because you never know what can go wrong with injuries and mechanical failures.

"But this is our chance to put all that to one side and end the season on a high with the great escape.

"The riders will also be saying their farewells - and some of them will be saying farewell to the fans for the last time."

Van Straaten has confirmed that admission prices have been reduced for tomorrow night's meeting. Adult entry will be pounds 12, concessions pounds 8 and children pounds 2.

THE WEEK AHEAD: Tomorrow: Wolverhampton v Edinburgh (EL play-off, 2nd leg) 7.30pm.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
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Date:Oct 26, 2008
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