Wolves’ defensive record has been impressive under Bruno Lage but questions persist at the other end of the pitch.

After last night’s 0-0 draw with Burnley, Lage praised his central defensive trio of Max Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss.

At his post-match press conference, Lage said how pleased he was with the way his defenders handled Maxwel Cornet, Chris Wood, Jay Rodriguez and Matej Vydra.

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“The three centre-backs were amazing to control Cornet and Wood, and when they changed for Vydra and Rodriguez,” said Lage.

“I’m very happy with Max, Coady and Saiss because they controlled in 90 minutes four top strikers.

“Every time we are playing against a strong opponent and we didn’t score, but one more game with no goals against us, one more clean sheet and teamwork, that’s the way.

“We’re 14 games in and every game is very hard to play. The most important thing is that we tried to play our game, and when they have the ball, because they are a hard team to play, we won most of the duels.

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Kilman was especially impressive last night and drew praise from the fans, but Coady and Saiss deserve a mention too.

Marcal may slot in on the left of the back three when Saiss goes to the Africa Cup of Nations but that is an issue for the weeks ahead.

Lage will be more concerned about trying to get his side to score more while maintaining their defensive solidity.

The obvious solution is more clinical finishing and if someone like Adama Traore could step up and share some of the goalscoring burden, that would go a long way.

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