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Boss: "We Need Results"

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09:53 1st February 2013

Performance improves but Saunders wants points

Boss Dean Saunders has acknowledged the need for results is paramount after an improved performance still saw Wolves finish on the losing side at Leicester.

Wolves looked in good shape to take something from the second-placed Foxes at the King Power Stadium last night after Bakary Sako’s second half equaliser, but fell victim to a breakaway goal from David Nugent to finish on the wrong end of the 2-1 scoreline.

And while there may have been positives from some of the football played, Saunders knows that is not enough given Wolves are only five points ahead of the relegation places ahead of the other fixtures in the npower Championship programme this weekend.

“At the moment we have got to stay in the league and that is what we have to do,” said the boss.

“We have got the squad to do that and if we play like that we will be fine.

“It was a bad result last night but probably the best performance since I have been here against one of the best teams in the league.

“We need to stick together now and climb the table.

“We’ve got to win some games – that is what I get paid for and that is what the players get paid for.

“I have got to get them all to gel together and we need to get two or three wins on the trot.

“I’ve only been here for just over three weeks and there are a lot of things I have got to put right.

“There are players here who have worked with four different managers in less than a year.

“I have got to get them to believe what I am saying to them and that will be helped once they get results.

Some of the football we played was very good last night.

“We have got the quality but we have got to take our chances.

“Nugent cut inside and bent the ball inside the corner with a great finish – that’s why he is worth millions.

“We have got to put our chances away – we can’t have as many as we did and not win the game.”

The boss has brushed aside suggestions that he is in the same position as when Doncaster were relegated last season,  but knows that having inherited a struggling team he needs to bring about some improvement.

“Doncaster was a different story altogether,” he said.

“The club has been struggling for three years and has lost 15 games this season and that is why I have been brought in – to try and turn it around.

“We should have beaten Blackburn first game, we got a draw at Sheffield Wednesday which looks like a good result and should have beaten Blackpool having gone 1-0 up.

“And we’ve gone to Leicester and played really well.

“Although I’m not pleased we have lost the game I think things are really improving.

“I think we have got a good squad of players who showed a bit of confidence and belief to come back from a goal down.

“We’ll be fine –and if we play like that we will beat most teams.”

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