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Doyle issues rallying call for Wolves

Wolves 0 Blackburn Rovers 2

The two fans who sat in their seats dressed as clowns complete with cardboard cut-out faces of Wolves chairman Steve Morgan and chief executive Jez Moxey made their point as forcefully as those who demonstrated outside Molineux before and after this game.

Wolves have resembled a circus in recent weeks and Terry Connor, the coach promoted to take charge after a bungled hunt for a successor to the sacked Mick McCarthy, is looking increasingly like he is struggling to cope with the scale of the problem, having taken only one point from his first three games in charge.

The prospect that Wolves will panic and remove Connor cannot be discounted, particularly as this defeat was confirmed too easily by a goal in each half from Junior Hoilett.

But Wolves striker Kevin Doyle insists Connor is capable of doing the job and, perhaps crucially, retains the support of the players.

"There is belief in the dressing-room and the manager gave a very uplifting speech afterwards," said the Ireland striker.

"He said we either fall out with each other now and never win a game again -- or we come in on Monday morning and work hard, do everything right, be positive, and go out to win next week.

"We can't just throw our toys out of the pram. We can't afford to do that. It's too important.

"There can't be any moaning or complaining with 10 or 11 games to go.

"Of course, we're frustrated," Doyle continued. "When you get beaten 5-0 at Fulham and then beaten at home, there are going to be demonstrations, people aren't going to be happy.

"But we're not five points adrift at the bottom. We're all very close to each other. We just need a win." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent