Does latest defeat prove Wolves still need to strengthen at the back?

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Matt Doherty looks dejected after the game

Wolverhampton Wanderers recently lost to Wigan Athletic after a last minute Jake Buxton goal.

Wolves' fans celebrate their second goalWolves' fans

Currently sat 18th in the Championship table, a massive 20 points of a play-off place, Wolverhampton Wanderers haven't had the best of seasons. After a slow start under former boss Walter Zenga, Wolves have struggled to keep up with the pace of other promotion-pushing teams in the league, and now look to have settled for yet another year in the Championship.

However, under new boss Paul Lambert, things are looking up. The signings of players like Helder Costa on a permanent deal and Blackburn Rovers' Ben Marshall, prove that Paul Lambert has turned Wolves into an appealing place to come and play football again; a sign that should hold them in good stead for next season.

However, their recent defeat to Wigan Athletic suggests the rebuilding job isn't done yet. After failing to score 11 shots at goal, with only three on target, Wolves let slip a last minute winner thanks to former Derby County defender Jake Buxton. The Latics man headed home in the 88th minute to seal all three points for the away side, leaving Wolves fans to rue some shoddy defending.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert celebrates their second goalWolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert

After letting slip what should have been at least a point, did this game prove that Wolves still need to improve their defence? The defensive partnership of Danny Batth and Richard Stearman, who is on loan from Fulham, has been shaky at times this season, and Wolves could do with a new central defender.

Wolves could also be in need of a new full-back in the summer. New signing Ben Marshall, who played as a right-winger for Blackburn Rovers, has been deployed as a right-back by Paul Lambert, and Dominic Iorfa has also struggled at times. With the loan market open in the summer, Paul Lambert may wish to utilise the hungry youngsters available at some of the Premier League's bigger clubs to strengthen his back four for next season.

But what do you think, Wolves fans? Does Paul Lambert need to bring in a new defender in the summer? Or should he be looking at other areas to strengthen?

Norwich's Cameron Jerome in action with Wolves' Danny BatthNorwich's Cameron Jerome in action with Wolves' Danny Batth

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