Saville targets strong finish
George Saville says Wolves need to finish a difficult season in winning style and give supporters something to be excited about ahead of returning in the close season for the new campaign.
Wolves welcome in-form Rotherham to Molineux tomorrow (3pm) for the first of three remaining games of the current campaign off the back of three successive goalless draws on home soil and back-to-back defeats on the road.
And Saville says the players are keen to send fans into the summer in better heart by producing some positive results at the end of what is going to be a mid-table season in the Sky Bet Championship.
“Individually I want to play in all the three games and do well and maybe try and add to my goals tally,” says Saville.
“As a team we need to try and win the games and show the fans that they can go away in the summer and be excited to come back next season.
“We owe that to the fans, and to ourselves.
“It has been a difficult year for everyone with players coming and going and alot of injuries – it has been tough.
“I think we need to push on for the next three games and give ourselves and the fans something to get them going for next season.
“We haven’t got much to play for now but we need to play for the club – we need to show we are a good team and get some results for the fans.”
After spending the first half of this season on loan at Millwall, Saville has become a regular in the Wolves side since his return, also chipping in with four goals in his last ten appearances.
He admits he has learned a lot in his time both at Wolves and out on loan, and is also ready to acknowledged he has more to learn as well.
“It is lovely for me to be back at Wolves and playing football,” says Saville.
“I am happy to be out there, am enjoying my football and have scored a few goals.
“I feel different now, I feel like I have learned a lot but still have a lot more to learn.
“It’s Championship football where I want to play, and I’ve been involved in every game since I have been back which is good.
“Whether it’s central or on the left I want to be playing.
“I am still young but there is a lot to learn in football.
“It is not as simple as getting out there and playing but there is a lot of other stuff involved mentally on and off the pitch.
“It is hard and there is a lot of things you need to do but it is nice for me to be back where I am at the moment.
“I need to keep pushing and progressing because there is still a long way to go for me and for the club.”
As he looks for individual progress Saville also believes the club need to make further strides.
More goals is certainly on the agenda, but the 22-year-old midfielder is also confident that a largely young squad can continue to develop and improve.
“We are lacking goals which is something we need to improve on as a team because goals win games,” he says.
“We were unbeaten for a time but needed a few more wins and we need that now to boost morale around the place.
“It is about getting the balance right throughout the team in terms of defence and attacking,
“Goals win games but so do keeping clean sheets and we have maybe just struggled to find that balance and the consequence of that is losing games.
“We need to pick ourselves up, get that right and try and get a couple of results before the end of the season.
“We have got a lot of young players in the team and we have a lot to learn.
“You can’t buy the sort of experience that Dave Edwards has – you can only get that by playing games and getting older.
“It is important to have players like Carl Ikeme, Eddo and James Henry, and Danny – who has played a lot of games already – alongside the younger players.
“I think it could be exciting next season.
“Players here are progressing well and there will be a few tweaks needed and some improvements but I think we can have a good season next time.”