Kevin Doyle believes Wolves need to dust themselves down from Coventry’s late equaliser and reflect on an impressive start to the season so far.
Under normal circumstances, 26 points from the first 11 games featuring just one defeat would be viewed as an excellent start, but Wolves still find themselves adrift of top two Leyton Orient and Peterborough who won again on Saturday.
Doyle is preferring to focus on the positives and take another point gained against the Sky Blues and try and add another three against Oldham tomorrow (7.45pm).
“I think we probably did just enough to win the game on Saturday,” he said.
“Coventry are a good team and we do have to remember we haven’t lost.
“When you concede late on to draw it often feels like a loss but we’ve got a point against a good team and can go again on Tuesday.
“Over 90 minutes we felt we should have won the game but they finished strongly in the last ten minutes and were buzzing after getting their goal.
“We are disappointed in the dressing room but at the end of the day we haven’t been beaten so we have to take a point and move on.
“It was an end to end game but without a feast of chances and shots on goal but a lot of end to end football.
“We scored following a set piece and then they did the same.”
Doyle continues: “I think we have to be satisfied with what we have picked up so far.
“You can’t worry too much this early about what other teams are doing.
“We have lost only one league game so far and have won a lot of the others before drawing today.
“Losing only one by this stage is normally very good with the points tally.
“It is a long season and the teams above us will drop points at some stage and it is up to us to then hopefully pick up some more.”
Doyle went into Saturday’s game on the back of two appearances for the Republic of Ireland in midfield, but showed no ill effects with another workaholic display.
And he is keen to get back out there again tomorrow night.
“It’s a bit non stop but that’s the way it is,” he added.
“If you haven’t played in the internationals you come into this game in a slightly different physical shape than you have.
“But it’s a sign of a good squad when you have senior and Under-21 internationals involved and we can’t be complaining about that.
“All footballers love playing and hopefully I’ll be back out there again on Tuesday.”