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Connor battles on in fight to save Wolves from relegation

Terry Connor insisted Wolves can still drag themselves out of Premier League relegation trouble after a battling draw at Sunderland.

A stalemate at the Stadium of Light netted caretaker boss Connor just the second point of his nine-game reign to date -- the other also came in the north-east at Newcastle -- as Wanderers collected their first league clean sheet in 31 outings. The draw still left Wolves eight points adrift of safety with just four games remaining, but Connor was adamant that survival remains a possibility.

Asked if the pressure was off because most onlookers expect the club to go down, he said: "No, I don't think so because we can still stay up, so there's no pressure off there.

"We are still trying to win the games and perform well. There are 38 competitive games we want to play in the league. We want to get to Wigan still having some sort of chance."

An instantly forgettable game ended as it started as neither side was able to take advantage of the handful of chances they created.

Sunderland winger James McClean shot wastefully into the side-netting before the break and saw goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey block his 73rd-minute header, and Sebastian Larsson spooned a close-range effort high over at the end.

Sunday Indo Sport