Kenny Jackett insists Wolves players are still committed

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The Wolves boss refutes the suggestion that his players showed a lack of commitment during the 3-0 defeat at Brentford on Tuesday.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has admitted to BBC Sport that he was hurt by his side's limp 3-0 defeat to Brentford on Tuesday night, but insisted that his players will remain committed to the cause.

The Molineux side have slipped down the Championship table in recent weeks after failing to win any of their last seven matches, scoring just once in their last four.

In a tight division, that run of form has seen the club slide from a position as play-off hopefuls to lower-mid-table, with Wolves now 14 points off a spot in the top six.

Jackett admitted that he was pained by the defeat at Griffin Park, but remained adamant that his players had all the commitment and fight that is required of them.

He told BBC Sport: "It's hard to take. First and foremost, it hurts. We deservedly got nothing. The confidence drained out of us as the game wore on... and, in the end, it was a comfortable win for them, which is very disappointing, especially for the fans who travelled to support us.

"You come out and give an honest opinion of the game. I wouldn't say they didn't commit to it enough. We want to make sure this group are as committed as ever and give them the confidence and backing.

"It's been a rotten run. Every player intends to put on a good performance. But they will need all their character and determination on Saturday."

Wolves' run of poor form has coincided directly with the loss of star striker and top scorer Benik Afobe last month, after the former Arsenal man left for Bournemouth in a £10 million deal.

The Championship club have also been unlucky with injuries, as January signing Michael Zyro, in-form winger Jordan Graham and key midfielder Dave Edwards have all joined long-term absentee Nouha Dicko on the sidelines.

Jackett's side will have to recover from the latest damaging defeat as the games keep coming thick and fast, with a home clash with promotion-chasing Derby County ahead on Saturday.

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