Kenny Jackett tonight called for Wolves to be “better in both boxes” after failing to make the most of their superior possession against Rotherham.
A 76th minute goal from Millers’ substitute Ryan Hall, finding the net by charging down a Dave Edwards clearance, was the difference between the sides at the New York Stadium as Wolves were unable to follow up an impressive win against Norwich on the opening weekend.
And that left the Head Coach rueing Wolves’ failure to turn their control of the game into points.
“We had good control of the game right the way through but didn’t turn that into goals,” said Jackett.
“In the first half we had clear-cut chances where their keeper did well and one or two good defensive clearances from them.
“Sako, Dicko and Van La Parra all had good chances in that first half but there were some good saves and blocks which stopped us getting that first goal.
“We had a lot of chances which we didn’t take and in the second half we seemed to be building up a head of steam just as they scored.
“There wasn’t the same chances in the second half and we had very good positions with free kicks around the box.
“We had four really good opportunities from free kicks.
“We have to be working their goalkeeper more and be more clever with some disguise and variation as we had a couple which were floated in and made it very easy for their keeper.
“Rotherham also defended their box very well and then we were undone by a set piece ourselves at the end.
“There was a free header to Morgan which Carl saved well and when Dave Edwards cleared it deflected in from Ryan Hall.
“There was a degree of bad luck but we have still lost 1-0 to a set piece after we had good control of the game which we didn’t capitalise on.
“We were wasteful when we got into good situations and small details and fine margins win and lose you games.
“We didn’t get those right today.”
Wolves will now look forward to two games in a week against sides relegated from the Barclays Premier League, heading to Fulham on Wednesday (8pm) followed by Cardiff at Molineux on Saturday (3pm).