Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has said that he wants his midfielders to improve their performances.
In fact, Jackett’s side are yet to win this month and have conceded 10 goals in four games in November while scoring just one.
The latest defeat for Wolves came at Molineux on Saturday when Nottingham Forest eased to a 3-0 victory.
The visiting Forest overpowered the hosts in midfield, and Jackett wants that particular department to raise their game.
“I think we’ve lacked some bite in there and I think we need to find some competitiveness and some bite,” the club’s official website quotes the 52-year-old as saying.
“We’ve been poor at tracking runners – Henri Lansbury on Saturday had too many shots from a two-man midfield when he was in there with Osborn and four forwards ahead of him.
“He had four shots, one where Carl Ikeme made a fantastic save in the first half when we didn’t close him down and then he got his goal in the second half.
“We need to be stopping that and we need our midfielders to be getting four attempts themselves. That’s where we want the flow going and I just don’t think we’ve been competitive enough.”
Midfield is a key department and, as Jackett points out, Wolves need to improve there and give an all-round performance.
Wolves, who gained promotion to the Championship from League One at the end of the last season, do have the players to compete at this level, but they have not performed as expected over the last three or four matches.
However, Jackett knows his players inside out and having identified the main problem, one suspects that he will be working on that in training over the next few days.
Winning against Brentford away from home in the Championship on Saturday will not be easy, but if the Wolves midfielders can rectify their mistakes, then one should not bet against them.