Andy Munro on Blues’ 2-0 defeat at Molineux and hopes of avoiding relegation.
They were already going up and deservedly so after their own trials and tribulations. Whether they were putting another nail into a Blue coffin remains to be seen.
We probably didn’t deserve anything on the balance of play but equally could have pinched something with a bit of luck. However, when you’re struggling everything seems to go against you and that includes the referee’s decision to send off Harlee Dean for an honest, if futile, attempt to win the ball. Good fortune also deserted us in front of goal with Ruddy making a fine double save against Colin and a missed opportunity by Jutkiewicz.
Gary Monk understandably went for a more defensive line up, bringing in Grounds and Ndoye, although dropping the possibly player of the season in Maghoma was certainly questionable. However, with a goal difference within a whisker of Bolton’s, a hammering would have been more like four points dropped rather than three.
For the last three incredibly vital games, we should have both Che Adams and Sam Gallagher back and this should make a huge difference, given Monk’s attacking philosophy. It was also good to see the oft-unfairly maligned Craig Gardner back on the team sheet. His passion for the club (if real) will be sorely needed in the run in. Either way, it looks like it will go down to the wire thanks to Messrs Redknapp, Bond and Cotterill.