BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson makes apology to Wolves

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on as prepares for the start of the npower Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on May 7, 2011 in London, England.

Mark Lawrensen says he did not give Wolves enough credit.

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on as prepares for the start of the npower Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on May 7, 2011 in London, England.

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson admits he did not give Wolves enough respect over the opening few weeks of the season.

Writing in his weekly predictions column, Lawrenson says he had not been watching them closely enough.

 

The former Liverpool defender says he was impressed with Wolves' performance in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United last weekend.

Lawrenson said: "I had only predicted one win for Wolves this season in their first six matches, but I must admit I had not really watched that much of them before that game at Old Trafford, which is why I thought they would struggle.

"Mea culpa, because actually they look a really well-balanced side and I would not be surprised if one or two of the bigger teams are already looking at some of their players and thinking "crikey, they are making this look easy"."

Leo Bonatini of Wolves (L) and Adama Traore of Wolves compete for the same ball during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at The King Power Stadium...

Wolves face Southampton at home this weekend and it is a game Lawrenson is tipping them to win, predicting a 2-0 victory.

Nuno Santo's side have managed draws with both Manchester clubs and they sit in 10th place in the table.

The only negative for Wolves is the paltry six goals they have scored this season in six games. It's time for them to become more expansive and kick on, starting with this weekend,

Joao Moutinho of Wolves celebrates after scoring their 1st goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on September 22, 2018...

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