Kevin McDonald says Wolves now need to reproduce their second half display against Sheffield United – and not their first – if they are to keep pace with the blistering start at the top of Sky Bet League One.
The 24-year-old midfielder finished on the winning side against his former club on Saturday, as Wolves defended well during a difficult first half and then improved after the break with Leigh Griffiths and Bakary Sako both on target.
McDonald acknowledges it’s a good sign to be able to pick up results when not reaching top form, but would rather Wolves improve those performance levels as soon as possible.
"We're a bit of a smash and grab team at the moment,” he said.
“The first half against Sheffield United wasn't impressive in the slightest - we know that ourselves.
“We sat off them and let them play, but in the second half we pushed on more and put them under a lot of pressure. We just need to get it all to click together now.
"You can't over-analyse it though, the manager will sit down and tell us what we need to do and what not to do, and we'll take it from there and move onto the next game - we're at Colchester next week and that'll be another hard game.”
McDonald continued: “Three points are three points though, and we've kept ourselves up at the top of the table so you can't really complain.
"We've not been at our best and we're still up there at the top of the table, so it's up to us what we can do from now on to improve.
“If we keep playing like we did in the second half on Saturday, we'll have a big chance of being up there at the end of the season.
"Points-wise it's not that bad at the moment, in terms of performances though, we know ourselves we can improve.
“But we do keep picking up the points and that's all that really matters at the end of the day.
“We'd like to have played better, first half especially, but we've won again and that's the main thing.
"It shows you what we are - we've really dug in in the first half, then second half we've played well and picked up the three points.”