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Doyle: Wolves having nightmare

IRISH striker Kevin Doyle believes Wolves are suffering a "nightmare" and they need to wake up fast.

Doyle, who has netted only once this season, was magnanimous in defeat but dubbed this weekend's battle with Swansea a must-win.

After opening the season with seven points from three games, Mick McCarthy's men have suffered five straight defeats.

"It gets to you after one game, two games, three and four games -- and when it's five games it's a nightmare and it's not ideal," Doyle said.

"We played Swansea at home this week and we have to look to win that one, that's the only way we can look at it."

The Wexford man was brave enough to admit that West Brom's 2-0 win at the weekend was richly deserved.

"We probably deservedly got beaten, to be honest. We started well but they got their goal," he added.

Wolves' alarming dip in form has heaped massive pressure on McCarthy, with fans now questioning whether the 52-year-old is the man to take the club forward.

His players are firmly standing behind him and full-back Stephen Ward is predicting an upturn in fortune and form very soon.

"I don't think we are far from turning this around," Ward said.

"The gaffer has been unbelievable and for me we would not have got this far without him in charge."