Concerned Don Goodman explains why it is vital Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Reading

Don Goodman talks during day 1 of the Soccerex Global Convention at Manchester Central Convention Complex on September 4, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers legend Don Goodman has been speaking about his old club's game against Reading on Saturday.

Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Wolverhampton at The Den on December 26, 2017 in London, England.

Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers have been imperious all season long, running away with the division.

But Wolves suddenly find themselves without a win in three league games after draws with Preston and Norwich were followed up by a 2-0 defeat to fellow promotion hopefuls Fulham last time.

In that time the club's lead at the top has been cut to just six points.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side take on lowly Reading on Saturday before a tough run of games against the likes of Leeds United, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.

Don Goodman talks during day 1 of the Soccerex Global Convention at Manchester Central Convention Complex on September 4, 2017 in Manchester, England.

And Wolves legend Don Goodman has explained to Sky Sports why he feels it is "vital" his old club beats Jaap Stam's men.

"What we're seeing is that their levels have dropped off, I don't know, maybe 15-20 per cent," Goodman told Sky Sports Daily.

"Against, I would say, the large majority of teams in that division they'll get away with that and they'll win games of football.

"Against Fulham, who are absolutely flying, you can't get away with not being at your best and they were found out, there's no doubt about it.

Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers Nuno Esprito Santo reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Fulham at Molineux on November 3, 2017 in Wolverhampton,...

"And I think this game on Saturday is massive for Wolves in terms of, they're playing against a team that are struggling, they have to regain that authority that they've got over that league.

"They are the best team in the league, they have been most of the season, every now and again they'll have a performance like that, against a good team like Fulham but it's how you recover from that.

"Saturday tea-time is a big game in terms of them re-establishing their authority."

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