Jamie O’Hara says Wolves need to rediscover their belief and confidence if they are to put together a sustained run of positive results.
The creative midfielder came in for his first league start since last March against Blackpool on Saturday after a difficult recovery from injury, but was unable to prevent Wolves slipping to a 2-1 defeat.
Whilst acknowledging it was always going to take time to adapt to new boss Dean Saunders and a change in approach, O’Hara insists it’s also up to the players to show the belief that they can climb the table.
“It is difficult to put a finger on what has happened this season,” he said.
“In training we are working on how we want to play and it all looks good.
“Maybe sometimes we are just not believing in what we are doing when we are out there in games.
“We need to be confident that what we are doing will get us results.
“It may take time with a new manager coming in with new ideas but we have to have the belief.
“On a personal level it’s nice to be back but I’m gutted with Saturday’s result.
“We dominated possession in the first half and were the better side creating some good chances.
“Then we gave them a goal – a bad one to give especially at the time – and it gave them a lift for the second half.
“After 60 minutes or so we kind of lost our way a little bit and didn’t seem to be able to create any chances.
“I think the manager has certainly shored us up since he came in, and we were unlucky on Saturday and the game could have gone either way.
“I think if Sylvan had scored in the second half we could have gone on and won comfortably.”
O’Hara, who praised the performance of Ronald Zubar who ended up being withdrawn through injury in the second half, believes it is now all about getting results between now and the end of the season.
“Our home form has been letting us down and it didn’t happen for us on Saturday,” he added.
“We need to start picking up results.
“It has been difficult for us – it’s just not been happening, but e’ve got a massive game at Leicester now and we need to get a win.”
On his own situation the midfielder, who had provided the two assists for Wolves’ previous two goals before Saturday, is confident he will get better and better the more match time he has under his belt.
“I’m glad to be back playing, I’ve been trying to get back fit and have worked for ten months,” he said.
“I feel great now, and just need a few games to get my sharpness back.
“Hopefully I can keep playing and get fitter and fitter and do well for the team and help us pick up some results.”