Midfielder reflects on Reading draw
George Saville enjoyed his Wolves recall at Reading on Saturday – and feels the team were perhaps unfortunate not to come away with all three points.
The 22-year-old midfielder has been out for two loan spells – with Bristol City and Millwall – since his previous Wolves start in November, 2014, but was heavily involved in the engine room in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at the Madesjki Stadium.
“It was a tough game,” says Saville.
“Reading are a ball playing side but I felt we coped with it well and had long spells when we could have got a goal or two.
“It was difficult to play football on the pitch and there was a lot of wind and rain and away from home it was a good point for us.
“No footballer particularly likes playing in those conditions but it is what we do and it was about managing the game.
“We coped with it well and came away with a clean sheet.
“As a unit we were solid and worked hard for each other – they had one or two chances but we could have won the game today.
“I think we had the better chances and on another day could have nicked it.
“If we had taken one of our chances it becomes a great day for us but the goal just didn’t come.
“Tuesday (against Bolton) was disappointing because we should have taken all three points but it was about how we reacted and I think we reacted well.
“Obviously we would have been happier to take three points but we will take the draw and be ready to go again against Preston.”
Saville is pleased to be back in the frame at Molineux and keen to make the most of his latest opportunity.
And while acknowledging it is going to be a tall order for Wolves to force their way into the Sky bet Championship play-off picture from this position, he feels it is too early to be writing the season off just yet.
“For me it was great to be back with the boys and starting a game for Wolves again,” he added.
“It was a good balance with left and right with me and Conor and Kev holding.
“I think we worked very hard in quite an open game and worked well together.
“I have learned a lot over the last year having been out on loan a couple of times.
“I just want to get my head down now, work hard and do the best I can to hopefully pick up a few more appearances and we can put a few results together and help the boys push up the league.
“You never know what will happen this season – you can’t write it off.
“There is a gap there but in this league three or four wins in a row can really make a difference.”