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Wolves manager Dean Saunders vowed to put things right after his side crashed deeper into trouble following the 2-2 draw against Leeds at Molineux.

Last Updated: 10/02/13 at 09:21 Post Comment

Dean Saunders: Wolves manager keen to bolster his defence

Dean Saunders: Wolves manager keen to bolster his defence

An injury-time equaliser from central defender Danny Batth ensured that Wolves, who had led 1-0, stayed out of the relegation zone - but only on goal difference.

Saunders, who has taken just three points from his five games in charge, said: "At 1-0 history tells me we won't keep the ball out of our net.

"If you can't defend goal kicks, long throws and free-kicks then you will concede goals and I have got to do something about it.

"Three managers have got the sack because the team have been conceding goals and I won't be the fourth.

"So I have got to do something about it right away. I have been trying for three weeks to get things done but have not been able to get anyone in that we can afford. It is a necessity now.

"It is the easiest football to defend that we faced today. That is the Championship and we have to have the equipment to deal with that.

"I recognised that when I first came in. We have to become more solid as a team.

"All the teams I have had in the past have been able to deal with the basics.

"If I sort the back out we will be all right because we looked as good as anyone in the league going forward. But as soon as teams start banging it on us we are in trouble.

"But we did great to get an equaliser and dig a result out.

"Obviously we haven't won for a long time but it is coming because that is the best we have played."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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