SOLBAKKEN PROUD OF PLAYERS

The Wolves manager Stale Solbakken has said that he is extremely proud of his players after they have made a great start to the new season.

Wolves are currently third in the Championship table and have lost just one match in the last five. This has propelled them under their new manager to the third position in the table only behind Cardiff and Leicester City. Despite having a lot of injuries, Stale Solbakken managed to put out a decent team against Blackburn Rovers during the weekend. Wolves then continued their impressive run by winning against Blackburn and also keeping a clean sheet.

Speaking after the match, the Wolves manager Stale Solbakken has said that he is delighted with the strength of his squad and hopes to get into the automatic places as soon as possible. They certainly have to make only three more points in order to reach the automatic spots. Stale Solbakken reckons that he will be able to do it because he has a very good squad at his disposal. Many pundits also believe that is the case because Wolves will be able to spend that little bit higher in the January transfer window due to the parachute payments.

"I think we were rock solid today taking into consideration how this week has been for us, taking into account injuries for Slawomir Peszko, Razak Boukari, and Kevin Doyle - who was injured in training yesterday. Bjorn Sigurdarson was sick and today I woke up with a message that Edwards had gone to hospital with his wife this morning. He just managed to get into the door and his wife gave birth to his daughter four minutes later so he couldn't play,” said the Wolves manager after the match. Wolves will have a tough match against Huddersfield next in the Championship.

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

Wolves manager Stale Solbakken has said that there is still room for improvement within the club after securing his first win as the Wolves manager. The club appointed Stale Solbakken as a replacement for Terry Connor, who replaced Mick McCarthy midway through last campaign with no great effect.

Due to the terrible spell under Terry Connor, it appeared that the Wolves lacked the confidence necessary to bring an end to the run of games without a league victory. Prior to the match against Barnsley, Wolves had gone to 27 matches with just one league victory. However, the 3-1 win over Barnsley is an important step according to the new manager.

However, he has also said that it is not the end of the road for the club because they also have to improve a lot in order to sustain the success in the forthcoming matches. Wolverhampton Wanderers were expected to get off to a flying start in the Championship season because they retained a lot of their players from the Premier league. Only now have lost the likes of Fletcher and Matt Jarvis to Sunderland and West Ham United respectively. After making crucial signings of the transfer window, the Wolves manager expects the good form to continue.

“I still think we can do better. We have to do more work on the training pitch about when to keep the ball and when to go fast forward and read the climate in the game. It was a little bit ‘wild west’ sometimes but that can happen in the Championship. We must learn to control the pace of the game better – when to slow it down and when to speed it up and making the right decisions,” said Stale Solbakken after the 3-1 win over Barnsley during the weekend.

EXPECT CHANGES

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Stale Solbakken has said that he expects some changes within the playing squad in the next few months. Wolverhampton Wanderers were recently relegated from the Premier league after three years in the top division, and missed a Steven Gerrard-style figure.

As a result, a number of high profile players like Stephen Fletcher are expected to depart the club in this transfer window partly because the club needs to reduce the wage bill, while partly because the player who wants to play in the top division.

As a result, the manager Stale Solbakken has said that he expects certain changes to be made to the playing staff in order to make the season financially feasible.
Wolves have been sensible than the last three years in the Premier league state. As a result, they will have little troubles in coping with the new financial implications of being in the Championship.

They will continue to receive the parachute payments for the next two seasons, but they are taking no chances with respect to the wage bill of the club. Kevin Doyle has been one player who has been linked heavily with a move to the Premier league and the manager admitted that it would be tough to hold on to the Republic of Ireland international.

"In football when you drop down a division I think there will always be players who will be attractive to the bigger division. It's impossible to say how many at the moment but it is always like this. I think there will be comings and goings. I think you always want some fresh faces after a season like last season and there are also players who may find a challenge more suitable to their situation elsewhere," said the Norwegian. Wolves will be playing against Leeds United on the opening day of the new season.

WOLVES WANT MANCIENNE

Former Premier league club Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking at the possibility of bringing former Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne on a permanent deal from Hamburg in the summer. The club were recently relegated from the Premier league after a very poor season under Mick McCarthy, who was replaced by Terry Connor.

However, he was unable to stop the club from getting relegated. As a result, he also did not get the job permanently, as the club appointed Stale Solbakken in his position. It is understood that Stale Solbakken is looking at bringing Michael Mancienne to the Molineux in what would be his fourth spell at the club.

Michael Mancienne has already spent three spells at the club on a loan deal from Chelsea. He recently made his permanent move to German club Hamburg, but it is thought that the England under 21 star is looking at returning to England to stay closer with his family. It is expected that the former under 21 international will cost around £ 3 million for the Championship club. The number of clubs are looking at the possibility of signing Wolves defender Roger Johnson, who was one of the culprits responsible for the club's relegation last season. Michael Mancienne would replace Roger Johnson is that is the case.

Michael Mancienne's first spell at the Molineux came back in 2008. He further went on to have two spells on loan at the club during the reign of former manager Mick McCarthy. Wolves tried a lot to sign the player on a permanent basis, but they failed to agree a fee with Chelsea. In the end, he moved to German club Hamburg in a reported deal worth around £ 2 million. A number of the high-profile Wolves players are being linked with a move to Premier league clubs.

WOLVES FUTURE IS BRIGHT

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey has said that the future of the club is bright, despite the fact that they have been relegated from the Premier league this season.

Wolves were relegated from the Premier league this season after finishing bottom of the table, which also brought an end to their three-year stay in the top flight.

Due to the fact that they have a number of experienced Premier league stars at the club, they are expected to struggle in the Championship where finances are not even comparable to the top division. Hence, they are expected to sell a number of high profile players including Kevin Doyle, who is tipped to move to Celtic.

This has put a major doubt in the future of the club, but Jez Moxey has revealed that he is not worried about the future of the club because it appears extremely bright.

Manager Mick McCarthy was sacked midway through the season after failing to get the team out of the relegation trouble. Interim manager Terry Connor came in his place, but he was unable to stop the rot in the final few matches of the campaign. Even though they will be receiving the parachute payments for the next two years, there remains doubts regarding the future of the club.

"I don't think people realise how difficult it is to stay in this Premier League. We've had Swansea City and Norwich thrown in our face all season but how will they be a little further down the road? We shall see. We have suffered a bitterly disappointing relegation. I like to think the players we want to keep will accept the responsibility to put it right and to put a smile back on the faces of our fans. We're clear about what we want to achieve," said Jez Moxey regarding the plans for Wolves in the coming seasons.

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