Wolves fans not convinced Dean Saunders can lead them to safety ahead of crunch match against Bristol City
Wolverhampton Wanderers fans are yet to be convinced Dean Saunders is the right man to lead them to Championship safety.
Since succeeding Stale Solbakken as manager at Molineux in January, Saunders has mustered a meagre return of one win in 11 games and seen his side bundled out of the FA Cup by non-League Luton Town.
Having seen their team drop into the relegation zone during the past week, Wolves fans are demanding victory over Bristol City at Molineux this Saturday in what is being billed in the West Midlands as a “must-win” contest.
Tim Nash, who follows Wanderers for the Express and Star newspaper, feels Saunders will come under increased pressure if he fails to collect three points at the weekend.
Bridal hand tied bouquet (Roses)
2 Bridesmaids (Roses)
Groom & Best Man button holes (Roses)
Discounted rates apply to larger Bridal party requests.
Not to be used with any other offer.
Contact: 0117 2448228
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
He told The Post: “The fans are not convinced. Sooner or later, results and performances become the new manager’s responsibility as well.
“One win in 11 games means he is already under pressure going into what is likely to be a crucial game.”
Wolves have won only twice at home since September and Nash says playing at Molineux presents a daunting challenge for players who are low on confidence.
He explained: “The Molineux crowd can been brilliant when things are going well and they are behind the team, but they can also be pretty volatile when things are not going so well.
“If they think the team is not trying, they are quick to get on their backs and that is something the players will have to try and rise above if they are to improve their home record.”
Nash was at the City Ground to see Wolves lose 3-1 to in-form Nottingham Forest and he felt the final score-line flattered the home side.
He said: “Wolves were in the game right up until near the end and they gave as good as they got.
“But they failed to take their chances and there appeared to be a sense of dejection about them after the game.
“They have been conceding cheap goals and confidence has been affected. Ability-wise, they should be a top-six team, but they are nowhere near that at this moment in time and one win in 14 league games shows that.”