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Boss: No Panic


15:29 9th November 2012

Solbakken's belief in long term project

Ståle Solbakken today re-affirmed his belief in aiming to revamp Wolves’ style and believes there is plenty of progress still to come this season. 

A run of five wins from six league games has been followed by just two points from the last five, leaving Wolves in 13th position heading into tomorrow’s home game with Brighton.

The boss believes progress has already been made but is confident more sustained improvement will follow as his team continue to work on a new style of play.

“This is a project we want to be successful and that is not something that will be done overnight,” he says.

“The players have responded well and are working well and we have made good progress in certain areas.

“Two points from five games is a disaster but it’s very important to keep things in perspective and see that the players have taken on the challenges.

“It’s a project and I am at the head of it but it’s also important to understand that we have a certain base and we’ve come so far already.

“I think more progress will come along in time and I am not worried.

“If we can keep cool and not panic the players will believe in themselves.

 “If we panic now that does no good to anyone but I’m sure than ever we’re going in the right direction.

“If we all stick together with the fans and get three points tomorrow then we have a free week afterwards which doesn’t happen too often in the Championship.”

Solbakken is not hiding from the fact he does want improvements though, particularly perhaps with upping the tempo on certain occasions.

"I want to play a higher tempo game and we have done that for long periods at home,” he added.

 “But we’re a young team in terms of playing together and also in terms of this way of playing.

 “Defensively we have changed it around and are looking very solid – probably one of the most solid in the division and there aren’t many games when the opposition have created many chances.

 “Hopefully we can play at a bit faster tempo and be a bit more direct at times and get forwards more in the final third.”

 Elsewhere meanwhile Ronald Zubar and Frank Nouble are both scheduled for reserve team action tonight against Middlesbrough at Telford’s New Bucks Head (7pm).




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