Ever since Wolverhampton Wanderers decided to fire Mick McCarthy things have gone rapidly downhill. Terry Connor was tasked with keeping them in the Premier League last season which ended in disaster; Wolves finished bottom of the league a long way off the rest of the pack.
After the appointment of Stale Solbaken things went increasingly south for the club and he was dismissed earlier this year as Wolves desperately looked like slipping into the relegation places.
Dean Saunders answered the call from Molineux tasked with keeping the side in the Championship and until recently it looked like he was on course to pull it off. A trio of victories against Bristol City, Birmingham and Middlesbrough gave everybody renewed hope around the ground.
The loss to Bolton was a blip but this weekend they faced fellow relegation strugglers Huddersfield Town in a crunch tie at the foot of the table.
At home Wolves were certainly expected to win.
That was not the case as Huddersfield turned up the heat and rose to 19th in the table with a 3-1 away win; which leaves Wolves second from bottom dangerously demoralised for the task at hand.
Wolves went in at half-time 1-0 up via Republic of Ireland international Stephen Ward’s effort in the sixth minute but The Terriers came steaming out in the second half and took the game to Wolves with a fine solo effort from Sean Scannell and a brace from Jermaine Beckford securing all three points.
But it was the moment almost immediately after Huddersfield grabbed their third that really angered the Wolves faithful and it came courtesy of Jamie O’Hara.
The former Spurs midfielder was once valued as highly as £5 million after a successful loan spell with Portsmouth but since then his form on the pitch has dipped dramatically.
When he raised his hands in the direction of Huddersfield midfielder Keith Southern he was given his marching orders ending any chance of a comeback from Saunders’ men and prompting chants of ‘you’re not fit to wear the shirt’ from the disbelieving home supporters.
With Wolves now facing tough fixtures before the end of the season many feel the writing may be on the wall for their Championship survival.