Richards | 'It was just one of those games'

Under-23 defender Lewis Richards was left disappointed after Wolves’ 100 per cent winning record at home came to an end on Monday night in defeat to Sunderland.

Although Fabio Silva got on the scoresheet for James Collins’ development side, a hat-trick by the Black Cats’ Will Harris condemned the under-23s to their first loss at Aggborough Stadium this season, but Richards believed the team were unlucky not to have got the result their performance warranted.

On defeat to Sunderland

“We’re disappointed. We felt we could’ve got more from the game, we had some good chances, but it just didn’t go our way tonight.

“They pressed us higher, which made it harder for us to come out, but I felt that when we got into the final third, our end pass was alright, but we weren’t clinical enough with our chances.

“It was just one of those games. I think the goals we gave away were sloppy, but I don’t think we played that bad, I thought we’d done alright, but the chances just didn’t go our way.”

On first loss at home this season

“It’s been good. It’s been a good run, but we’re just disappointed not to have won today.

“I think we will learn from the game, but we wanted to get at least a point here tonight, we wanted to win this game.

“We felt like it was a winnable game, but I felt like we let ourselves down in that way because we felt that we should have won it.”

On a big week ahead

“James [Collins] was just saying in the changing room that we’ve got a big eight days ahead of us. We’ve got Villa on Friday and then Shrewsbury in the cup.

“We know that if we try our best and try our hardest then we can get something out of those two big games.”