Dave Edwards praises Wolverhampton Wanderers teammate Benik Afobe

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Wolverhampton Wanderers lost 3-1 to Middlesbrough in their latest outing.

Dave Edwards has told Wolverhampton Wanderers' official site that he felt Benik Afobe was brilliant against Middlesbrough.

Wolves lost 3-1 to Boro at the weekend, but their performance in the contest was still one which encouraged Edwards.

And the experienced midfielder has praised the work Afobe did up-front, as the former Arsenal man proved to be a pest to the Middlesbrough defenders all game. 

"I thought Benik led the line brilliantly and occupied the two centre halves and off that we were getting chances," he said. 

“Then, after conceding the first goal, to concede another two after that and lose the game is very disappointing.

“We didn’t lie down though and hopefully that is another positive to take from it - we kept going for it, we kept creating chances.

“No one likes to lose but if there is a right way to lose then it is about really going for it and I thought we did that."

Wolves defeat against Boro means that they have now lost their last three Championship matches, with their form worryingly poor. 

Kenny Jackett's side were tipped to be amongst the favourites for promotion this season, but they already have ground to make up if they are to get into the play-off spaces.

Wolves are already nine points behind the top-six, and they will need a serious up-turn in their performance levels if they are to close that gap.

Jackett has already hinted that he could look to bring in further quality to Molineux in the next few weeks, with Wolves' next match coming against Birmingham City on Saturday. 

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