Afobe comments on Wolves loss, highlights surprising positive

Benik Afobe believes that Wolves losing to Birmingham could actually be a positive.

Speaking to the official Wolves website, hotshot striker Afobe suggested how the loss to Birmingham could actually kick-start a promotion push for Kenny Jackett’s men.

“Last time we lost we want on a mini-run,” the January signing said. “Maybe it is the right time to lose and we can get on another four wins in a row.

“It [promotion] is definitely possible. There are points to be played for between now and the end of the season.”

Before the 2-1 defeat to the Blues, Wolves had gone six games unbeaten, with four wins in a row. The loss before that was to Championship leaders Bournemouth, and the mini-run has risen them back towards play-off contention after a poor couple of months.

With four games left, the midlands club sit just one point off the play-off places, and with four games left there is a real chance of securing their status in the top six.

They face fellow promotion rivals Middlesbrough this evening, and then Ipswich at the weekend, before rounding off their campaign with ties against relegation strugglers Wigan and Millwall.

The first two ties are definite challenges, whilst the latter two should be guaranteed points, but the loss to Birmingham could prove vital in ending the momentum they had heading into the late season run-in.

Afobe may be hoping for a similar winning run as experienced after Wolves’ last loss, but that took two draws before they started winning - and Jackett’s men do not have that many games left to rediscover their good form.

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