Conor Coady: Wolves with problems to solve


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Conor Coady admits Wolves need to find a way of unlocking teams who look to defend for 90 minutes.

The West Midlanders took just one point from Craven Cottage on Boxing Day as a struggling Fulham side sat back and soaked up as much pressure as they could before trying to counter-attack.

It almost worked as Ryan Sessegnon’s 74th-minute strike looked like giving the west Londoners all three points before Romain Saiss’ late equaliser ensured the spoils were shared.

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo has drilled his charges to play a certain way and Wolves are a side that like to pass the ball, but a few teams have got wise and figured out how to thwart the plan.

The Molineux outfit are still 11th in the top-flight standings and look set to establish themselves as a Premier League club, but Coady feels they do not have all the answers just yet and must learn how to deal with teams who ‘park the bus’.

“Yeah it’s hard. We need to find solutions in how to get round that, how to get through that,” he said.

“We did it better in the second half, we were patient with the ball and moved them from side to side and waited for openings. We need to make sure we keep on learning because teams will make it difficult for us.”

Next up for Nuno’s charges is a trip to Wembley to take on high-flying Tottenham on Saturday and it is unlikely they will enjoy as much possession against Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

Wolves are priced at 9.00 to pull off a shock victory, with Spurs on offer at 1.36 and the draw at 5.00

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