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Solbakken braced for transfers after win

22 August 2012

Wolves manager Stale Solbakken hailed his side after recording his first league win - and the club's first at home since December - following a convincing 3-1 npower Championship victory against Barnsley.

Stephen Ward's eighth-minute opener put Wolves on track and second-half strikes from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and David Edwards helped to sink a Barnsley side who have not won at Molineux since 1991.

Barnsley gave themselves hope of sparking a late rally when Thomas Cywka struck in the 79th minute but it proved to be no more than a consolation.

"I think the feeling in the dressing room was that the players can wake up and count three points. It is a long time since they have done that," Solbakken said.

"Psychologically it was an important but we also played some good stuff for long parts of the game and I think it was entertaining. I think the only thing that disturbed me was that we let in a stupid goal at the end."

Having got that elusive win, Solbakken admits that events at Molineux are now likely to be dominated by the transfer market and whether their two main assets, Steven Fletcher and Matt Jarvis, will be sold.

"I think it will be busy times for us. If we lose Fletcher, Jarvis or both we have a tough job to do," Solbakken said. "We will have to rebuild the team in a way and that will probably take a little more time."

Barnsley had kicked-off the season with a 1-0 win against Middlesbrough but never seriously looked like opening their league campaign with back-to-back wins for the first time since 1996.

Manager Keith Hill felt that Wolves decisive second goal may have been offside and he admitted that was a game-changing moment. He said: "I have spoken with the referee and it was a match-deciding decision. So I hope he has got it right from his point of view.

"But it does look as though he was offside. From our point of view it is disappointing as we knew that the storm was coming. But I wasn't too disappointed. The disappointment was conceding the second goal and that was the changer."


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