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Ryan Hopes Analysis Sessions Prove Decisive

Darren Ryan is hoping thorough sessions in the analysis room will help his Under-18s side get back on track against Newcastle United this weekend.

Wolves were heavily beaten at Manchester United last week, and Ryan has had his team watch back the game and see where they went wrong.

However, with all focus now on Newcastle, he is confident he’ll see the right reaction from his side.

“We sat through it as players and staff, and the lads were as disappointed as us,” he said. “We felt we showed them too much respect.

“You review your performance and the players buy into it. We showed them on a big TV and the players could see where they need to improve.

“After that it was important to focus on the next game, we’ve worked on our pressing and hopefully that transfers onto the pitch.”

Austin Samuels’ goal in Manchester proved one of few bright sparks last weekend and he was once against working hard with coach, and former England international, Darius Vassell in the week.

“He works with the forwards every Thursday afternoon and to have a striker of his experience is brilliant for them to work with.

“We try to use our experience as staff and pass it on - Seyi (Olofinjana), Sean (O’Driscoll), Sean (Parrish) and Scott (Sellars).”

As staff they’ve sat and watched Newcastle and they'll hope to reap the rewards on Saturday.

“We’ve watched them and will do an analysis session. We’ll send out a recording of them on WhatsApp, so the players see their strengths and weaknesses.

“It’s going to be a tough game but we’ve worked really hard this week and I’m expecting a reaction on Saturday,” he added.