'Nothing ever goes to plan' - Wolves star reacts to weekend draw

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Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Danny Batth says that the side must improve defensively.

Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Danny Batth has been left frustrated by the side's failure to beat Millwall this weekend.

Wolves appeared to be on their way to a routine victory, after establishing a 3-0 lead at The New Den, but a sloppy close to the match cost them two points.

The Midlands side conceded three times in the closing stages and it was a display which frustrated Batth - who felt his side should have been triumphant.

"Nothing ever goes to plan, there’s ups and downs during the season," he said to the club's official site. "We’ll be judged over the course of the season but we want to keep it down to zeros and ones.

“It’s a game where we’ve gone 3-0 up and they’ve nicked three goals at the other end which was obviously not part of our game plan. We’re not here to give three goals away.

“Their full-backs probably didn’t get back in their own half in the second half. You have to look at that as an overload for the defence.

“It’s a team effort, we all dug in but we’ll definitely be on the training ground looking at ways we can counter that.

“We’ll assess Millwall quickly and look forward to Middlesbrough. We go back to Molineux which is a big boost for us, we’ll have our home fans behind us, it’s very important that we pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off."

Wolves have made a decent start to Championship life following promotion from League One last season, but they will need to iron out the deficiencies in their game as the season progresses.

The lack of a potent front-man was costing them in the early stages of the season, but it seems to be defensively that their issues are appearing now.

It is not a flaw associated with Kenny Jackett sides, who normally has teams very well structured and organised, and it is unlikely to be something which continues for too much longer.

Batth is going to be key for them rectifying this issue, too, as the club's star defender, and he will be looking to keep a clean-sheet in the side's next match, which comes tomorrow night against Middlesbrough. 

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