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Saunders Backs Current Crop


12:45 6th February 2013

Boss confident Wolves will climb table

Wolves boss Dean Saunders has backed his players to get out of trouble at the bottom of the npower Championship table – starting with Saturday’s visit of Leeds (3pm).


Whilst acknowledging that something must have gone wrong for the current crop to be sitting in 21st position, the boss believes the attitude of the players and their quality will bring about an improvement in results.


“We’ve got enough to keep us in the division as we are,” said Saunders.


“We’ve got good enough players.


“I watched them train on Monday morning and there are a lot of them who train properly, they put their foot in and they want to win.


“They’re all moaning about decisions and the attitude has been good in training.


“But I’ve been brought here because something is wrong. I’ve got to sort it out and I will.


“Is it now a battle to stay up?  You look at the league table and think ‘we shouldn’t be there’.


“But if we’re not careful, it (relegation) can happen.


“You can slide into trouble like we’ve done. We stopped the rot with two draws and we had two narrow defeats which could have gone the other way and if we’d won, we could be 12th or 13th.


“So I don’t think we’re far away from putting a run together.


“Although we’ve done alright performance-wise – we’ve drawn two and lost two - the teams around us and below seem to have won, so my main objective now is we stay up,” he admitted.


“But we were talking about it on Monday morning and if we win a couple of games, we can get to 13th quite quickly.


“If we win one game, we can win five or six quite easily.”


Although Wolves did not add any senior players to the squad during the January transfer window, the loan window opens again tomorrow with the boss keeping an eye out to try and do some business.


“We’ll see what happens tomorrow,” said Saunders.


“At the last minute in the January window, people were signing players and other players become available, so there will be different players who become available tomorrow - things change.”

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