Defender Kaspars Gorkss insists Wolves have to learn from their poor start against Bolton to prevent any threats of a repeat performance in the remaining five games of the season.
A slow start saw Wolves concede two early goals following corners which proved the beginning and end of the scoring at the Reebok Stadium, bringing disappointment after a run of three successive victories.
And Gorkss believes it’s important to ensure Wolves make more solid starts as the season nears its conclusion in the coming weeks.
“This was the worst we have started a game since I came here,” he said.
“It was probably the worst I have started with a team for a while – we were 2-0 down very quickly and it could have been more.
“If it wasn’t for Dorus (De Vries) it would have been more than 2-0 and it would have been game over even in the first half.
“Bolton are a quality team with good players and when you give teams space to play like we did in the first 20 minutes they will take the initiative and grow in confidence.
“We tried our best but it’s always a tough task to come back and it was unacceptable to start the game like that and we paid the price for it.
“I wish I knew why we started like that but it’s difficult to tell.
“After we conceded the second goal we needed to just stay in the game as long as possible and maybe get through to the second half and then get back into it.
“There is belief in the team and even at half time we said if we could get a goal back we might get something out of the game.
“Their keeper made a couple of good saves and had one of them gone in it could have been a different game.
“It wasn’t to be and we have to look to the next game which is another massive one for us.”
Gorkss is confident the setback won’t put too big a dent in the team’s recent improvement but is adamant they must learn the lessons from the sluggish opening.
He added: “The most important thing for us from this game is to make sure it doesn’t happen again and that we don’t concede cheap goals from set pieces which are very important in this division.
“We have to make sure we don’t start games like this ever again.
“We had built some confidence up in the previous five games or so.
“One defeat shouldn’t affect us too much.
“But at the same time we need to analyse the game and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”