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Disappointed Boss Concerned By Injuries


23:06 2nd October 2012

Peszko hurt as Palace storm on

Ståle Solbakken tonight rued the end of Wolves’ winning run against Crystal Palace and faced up to more injury problems with Slawomir Peszko ruled out for between four and six weeks.

Peszko was stretchered off following a second half challenge from Jonathan Williams to become the second right winger on the casualty list following Razak Boukari against Sheffield Wednesday.

The boss admits that leaves Wolves short in that particular area and could prompt a dip into the loan market.

“What is annoying and worries me is that we had another injury in the wide area and are now short in that department,” said Solbakken.

“Peszko is not good.

“His knee ligaments are stretched and unstable he will be out for a while – four to six weeks I think.

“That is the second game for us that a wide player is injured and that makes us a little bit vulnerable in that area.

“Both of them will be out for a while and that’s not positive for us.”

On the chances of a loan player?

“That is always a possibility and now it might be something we look at,” added the boss.

“We will see what we can do.”

On the game itself Solbakken felt Wolves deserved more, particularly with television replays confirming his initial view that Wilfred Zaha’s equaliser to Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s fifth goal of the season was offside.

But he also paid tribute to Zaha, who proved the matchwinner by notching a fine second shortly afterwards.

“I think it was an unnecessary result and I think we were the better team,” said the boss.

“We had the most chances in the game but they were very effective and their danger man was a threat to us throughout the game and scored their two goals.

“Zaha was the player who made the difference and we struggled a little bit taking care of him.

“We were unlucky and hit the bar at 1-0 and in the first half their keeper had made an outstanding save from Sylvan.

“When Doyle hit the bar and they then scored it all turned a little bit although their first goal was offside.

“It was very good defending but bad from the linesman because there are two men offside when the ball was played – it was perfect defending.

“But that happens and the linesman can always make a mistake.

“With the second goal he turns him and shoots and I don’t want to take anything away from him but we could have done better with him.

“You can always find faults and maybe we should have defended better but the first one was  a clear offside – I have seen it again.

“It is frustrating because we should have had one or maybe even three points but we have to take the positives and move on.

“The performance was o-k and we have something to build on.

“We should have scored more than one goal and offensively created plenty of chances.”

The boss confirmed he replaced Karl Henry in the second half due to him being on a yellow card and wanting to introduce fresh legs in the form of David Davis.

And while everyone in the dressing room remained disappointed at the end of the four-game winning run, Solbakken insists it’s all about getting back to work and looking for a positive result at Blackburn on Saturday.

“It is obviously a disappointment when you are 1-0 ahead at home and feel you should have won the game but you lose it,” he added.

“But this is football and soon we have another game and we have to get back on the horse and try and win the next one.

“Blackburn is not an easy game but we feel we can get points off anyone and will try to do that on Saturday.”



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