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Coady disappointed with Wolves' recent defending on set pieces

Conor Coady has admitted disappointment that Wolves have conceded set piece goals in their last four matches.

Gabriel won Thursday night’s game with Arsenal after a corner, while Norwich and Brentford also scored after set-plays.

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James Ward-Prowse scored a screamer of a free-kick to kickstart the min-run, but there was little which could have been done about that.

Coady was on BBC’s Friday Night Social and was asked what the difference was between Wolves and Arsenal at Molineux.

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“I’ll be honest, we’re massively disappointed about the goals we’re conceding at the minute,” he said.

“In our last four games, we’ve conceded four set pieces. That’s really not been like us all season. That was the difference in the game.

“They scored from a set piece and we never managed to score. We’re disappointed because we work on set pieces every single day.

“Whether that is in clips in the meeting room or on the pitch. We went about the game as we normally do and we moved the ball well. It was a real sloppy bit of play from us on a set piece.”

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A Nuno problem returns

In Nuno Espirito Santo’s last season at Wolves, they conceded over a quarter of the 50 goals let in from set pieces.

That was an alarming stat that Bruno Lage seemed to have got a handle on in his first few months in charge.

In December, Wolves were the only side in the Premier League yet to concede a goal from a set piece but that has all changed recently.

When you keep games as tight as Wolves do, set pieces will always be so important. It seems they are working as hard as ever to put it right and hopefully that will bear fruit.

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