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Connor gets full support

If Terry Connor is overlooked by the Wolves board when it comes to appointing a permanent successor to Mick McCarthy in the summer, the current caretaker is likely to receive a collective apology from the players.

After Saturday's extraordinary comeback at the Liberty Stadium, during which Wolves twice came from three goals down to snatch a point, David Edwards maintained that Connor should be absolved of all responsibility when it comes to the end of season post-mortem.

Instead, the 26-year-old believes the blame lies squarely at the feet of the players. "I feel really sorry for TC because behind the scenes he has been absolutely brilliant," Edwards said. "It's been us on the pitch who have let him down."

Swansea twice squandered a three-goal advantage before holding on for the point that makes them safe. They were three goals to the good inside 15 minutes and 4-1 up after 31. Andrea Orlandi headed home Scott Sinclair's cross after just 25 seconds. Joe Allen's deflected shot beat Dorus de Vries, three minutes later, to double the lead before Nathan Dyer converted Orlandi's cross.

Steven Fletcher headed a Matt Jarvis cross inside Michel Vorm's far post to pull one back, but Danny Graham beat De Vries two minutes later to make it 4-1.

But Swansea failed to hold on as Jarvis beat Vorm with a crisp strike from a dozen yards. Then, Edwards finished a sublime move before Jarvis arrived on the end of a 69th-minute cross from Fletcher to complete the comeback.

Irish Independent