Conor Coady calls on defensive improvements


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Wolves captain Conor Coady says his side must defend better than they did in their 4-3 win against Leicester City.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men started the match brilliantly, scoring twice inside the first 12 minutes through Jota and Ryan Bennett but allowed Leicester back into the game as they made it 2-2.

Both sides then traded goals once more before a last minute winner from Diogo Jota made the difference as Wolves jumped up to eighth in the table after the conclusion of the other Premier League games.

Wolves have conceded eight in their past three games and only kept one clean sheet in their last 15 games, something which has irked Coady and the former Liverpool trainee has called for improvements to their defence.

“I was ecstatic to win but we should never have found ourselves in that position,” he said.

“We said at half-time to make sure we managed the game right and we never did that. To concede three at home isn’t good from our point of view.

From a defensive point of view, we want to look at it and get better. The start of the second half wasn’t good enough.

“It was a tough day, Leicester are a good side but the goals weren’t good enough from our point of view.”

Wolves are next in action on Saturday when they take a trip to League One Shrewsbury and are heavy favourites to win that game at 1.53 with the Shrews at 6.50.

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