Kenny Jackett explains why Wolves are struggling to score goals

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The Molineux side have struggled in front of goal in the Championship of late.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett admits he would like to play a more free-flowing brand of football, but told the Express & Star that circumstances have prompted a more pragmatic approach.

Jackett's men have found the net just seven times in 10 Championship matches, having sold top scorer Benik Afobe to Bournemouth in January, and were labelled 'boring' by their own fans during Saturday's draw against Ipswich Town.

Wolves finished seventh last season but were hard-hit by the loss of key attackers Bakary Sako (who transferred to Crystal Palace) and Nouha Dicko (to injury).

"Our front line has had a lot of changes and our forwards haven’t imposed themselves on games enough, we understand that," explained Jackett, as quoted by the Express & Star.

"But under those circumstances we have to make sure then that we’re pragmatic enough to say OK: we have to scrap out results, we have to make sure games are close and certainly, we don’t concede."

Wolves have conceded just four goals in their last five fixtures, and kept clean sheets against play-off contenders Ipswich and Birmingham City.

That said, Jackett admits his 12tth-placed side aren't where they want to be and doesn't wish to make a habit of goalless draws at home.

"We’re not right where we want to be," Jackett told the Express & Star during a separate interview. We want to be creating more chances, and when we’re at our best we do pass the ball very well.

"We don’t want to draw 0-0 at home, we want to be attacking and create chances, and we didn’t create enough on Saturday."

Wolves travel to Milton Keynes Dons in the Championship on Tuesday and will climb a place to 11th if they win and Queens Park Rangers lose against Leeds United at Elland Road.

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