Wolves star on what he told teammate after game-costing mistake

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Benik Afobe has revealed what he told Scott Golbourne after his mistake cost Wolves a result against Birmingham.

Speaking to the official Wolves website, hotshot striker Afobe has revealed how he reacted to Scott Golbourne’s mistake to cost the Midlands side a point against the Blues.

Demarai Gray tracked back with Golbourbe to pounce on the defender’s inability to control the ball, and netted the winning goal to end Wolves’s run of six games without defeat.

The finish by Gray was impressive in its own right, but Golbourne should never have been caught with the ball whilst retreating towards his own goal, and it was a goal that kept Wolves from moving into the play-off places with four games left of the campaign.

It could yet prove vital in Kenny Jackett’s men missing out on a potential promotion, and due to the incredible tightness of the division the loss in form could prove disastrous.

They will need to pick up immediately, with games against promotion rivals Middlesbrough and Ipswich coming up, and the ending of their unbeaten streak could kill the momentum, and confidence, that was present before.

Golbourne is likely to be the player most affected by the result, having been his mistake which led to it, and Afobe has explained how he approached the defender after the game to ensure that his confidence did not take a hit.

Speaking to the official Wolves website, Afobe said: “You just leave him for a bit and say: 'Listen, you have got us out of those situations 500 times in a row and the one time you didn’t it cost us a goal. Don’t worry about it, keep working, we know how good you are to this team.'

“I said to him since he has come back from his foot injury he has been different class for us. It is just one mistake.”

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