Making A Deserved Point

Scott Sellars on last night's draw

Scott Sellars felt Wolves Under-21s got what they deserved with the late equaliser against West Ham last night.

Wolves fell behind to Sam Ford’s early goal for the Hammers, but then hit back to dominate much of the proceedings, Hakeem Odoffin finally breaking through for his first Wolves goal seven minutes from time.

“We conceded after 12 minutes but almost immediately after that we began to take control,” said Sellars.

“We created lots of chances and should have won the game.

“There seems to be a pattern, especially at home, where we tend to concede early on and then mount a comeback which is usually successful before ‘switching off’ and letting in a late goal.

“It’s happened recently against Derby and Villa and, after Hakeem had equalised for us on Monday, all of a sudden our play became a little nervous and I thought to myself ‘here we go again’.

“But the players aren’t robots, they are young men who are learning their trade and they need to take in that they don’t need to panic after they have got back on level terms or taken the lead.

“They need to learn to see the game out.”

Goalscorer Odoffin put in an impressive performance at right back, as did Daniel Armstrong playing in front of him.

“I thought we were really strong on the right side against West Ham,” added Sellars.

“Hakeem has only been with us for a short time and he showed a lot of promise against the Hammers as did Daniel Armstrong who caused a lot of problems for their defence.

“His dead ball deliveries were excellent as were those of Conor Ronan when he came on.

“Conor, Aaron Collins and Aaron Hayden all made useful contributions when they came on.

“The goal itself involved both full-backs with Ben O’Hanlon providing the cross for Hakeem to finish at the far post.

“It was a fitting reward for the pressure that we had put West Ham under.

“Looking back at the game overall, we just need to work on the technique and desire to score which seems to be lacking at the moment.

“But, as I keep saying, the players are young men and, hopefully, they will learn.”