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Feeling The Hurt

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12:44 18th September 2013

Skipper reflects on Walsall setback.

Doubtless. in work places throughout the region today, there will be a fair bit of banter between the fans of Wolves and Walsall regarding last night’s result at Molineux.

Wolves’ six game unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at the hands of their near neighbours and skipper Samuel Ricketts says he knows how the club’s supporters will be feeling today. 

He explained: “We’re hurting just as much as they are – we wanted the bragging rights just as much as the fans and we apologise to them because they’re not going to have that today when they went back to work.

“It’s a blow because you never want to get beat.

“But let’s look at the bigger picture – we’ll keep striving and keep pushing for our ultimate goal, which is promotion this season.

“If you look at the overall picture – five wins, a draw and a defeat, we’d take that over the course of the season.

“We just need to dust ourselves down and get back on it at Shrewsbury.”

Looking back at the defeat Samuel added: “I thought defensively we were much more solid than we were against Swindon.

“We restricted them (Walsall) to one or two chances, although they had a few chances late on with the free kick that hit the post when we were chasing the game.

“But really we kept their opportunities right down to the minimal and then didn’t really quite test them.

“That said, you have to give them a bit of credit as well, for the way they played.

“There have been some tight games here and we’ve showed a will to win.

“We’ve come through the other games and won but last night unfortunately, it didn’t go our way.

“It wasn’t through a lack of effort – everyone could see everyone gave everything they could and we always will do to try to win the game.

“But it just didn’t happen against Walsall.

“Teams do lose games over the course of the season and to lose one in seven is still a fantastic start.”

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