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Saunders - We're getting there

20 January 2013

Wolves boss Dean Saunders is confident his squad does not need "major surgery" despite seeing them play out a goalless draw against fellow npower Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

The hosts had dominated proceedings throughout but top-scorer Michail Antonio was guilty of missing several clear chances.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake lacked support up front for Wolves, who could not manage a single shot on target, but Saunders was happy with the result which sees them pull further into relative safety of 17th place in the Championship table.

"It's a great point away from home," Saunders said. "It's a clean sheet.

"It was difficult to play against them. They just bombarded long balls. They missed a few half-chances. But we coped well and showed spirit and determination."

Wednesday remain just three points above the danger zone, and manager Dave Jones was left wishing for better finishing skills from his side.

"I've just spoken to my stats man and we had around 17 opportunities," Jones said. "We just needed that finishing touch, that final ball to finish them off.

"I can't fault them in any way because we worked really hard. It wasn't the best of conditions, but we do our best. I thought there was only one team trying to get it down and play to be honest.

"Defensively they didn't cause us any problems. It's just unfortunate that we didn't finish the game off.

"We're disappointed that we didn't win but we're slowly crawling back into the pack. We've just got to make sure we keep it going, and be a bit more silky in our finishing."

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