Bruno Lage has given an interview to Sky Sports where he outlined where he wants Wolves to improve.

Lage has just one more pre-season friendly in which to get his new side up to speed for the start of the Premier League season.

Set pieces were a problem under Nuno Espirito Santo and Lage has already identified it as an area in need of improvement.

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“We need to be more alert in those situations because we concede a lot of goals,” he said about set pieces.

“This is a problem we need to work on and we are working hard to be better in those moments of the game.

“At the same time, when we do not have the ball we should be more aggressive.


“Those are the main things that we have been working on these last two weeks.”

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Lage has been brought in to make Wolves more threatening going forward than they were under Nuno.

But that cannot come at the expense of defensive solidity, and letting in goals at set pieces would undermine any manager’s attempts at progress.

Wolves fans will want to see the benefits of the work on defending set pieces when the serious stuff starts.

Former Old Gold defender Danny Batth scored for Stoke from a set piece on Saturday, which suggests all the creases haven’t been ironed out just yet.

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