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Wolves boss Kenny Jackett feared missed opportunity

27 December 2014

Kenny Jackett admitted Wolves' failure to take their chances was "perhaps going to cost us" following their 1-0 victory at Watford.

The former midfielder had a distinguished career as a player and coach with the Hornets, but he had never tasted victory as an opponent at Vicarage Road. But that has now changed after Nouha Dicko converted a Rajiv van La Parra cross in the 57th minute.

The goal was the least Wolves deserved after a superb first-half display but it looked like the visitors might rue their failure to convert at least one of numerous opportunities in a fine first-half display.

"I thought it was perhaps going to cost us because we had a lot of chances and were pretty dominant," Jackett acknowledged. "The second period was a bit more dominant, nothing really much happened and then we've got the goal I felt we deserved by that time.

"After that, Watford with their substitutions - I thought [Fernando] Forestieri made a difference - they came back into it and put us under pressure but I thought we showed fantastic character and heart; a lot of good blocks in that box and first to the ball to make sure we saw the game through and got the three points."

Asked about van La Parra's involvement with the goal, Jackett said: "Our front three today were very good and we got them into good positions and I felt were a threat all the way through the game.

"They've been big players for us, those guys, and if we can keep them all fit and available - it's been a big part of our games that we've won when we've had that front line available and firing like it was today."

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