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Edwards criticises Saiss' defending in Wolves loss to Brentford

Wolves’ defeat to Brentford was the most disappointing result of Bruno Lage’s reign so far.

The 2-0 loss at Molineux prevented Wolves building any momentum from the victory at Watford the week before.

And former Wolves midfielder David Edwards, who is now a pundit for Sky Sports as well, has criticised his old club’s defending in that match.

Edwards wrote in the Express and Star that Conor Coady was flummoxed by what Romain Saiss did in the build-up to Brentford’s second goal on Saturday.

The manner in which Wolves conceded those two goals will be extremely disappointing for Lage.

“After giving them the first goal, Max Kilman misjudged his slide tackle chasing Toney down the wing, making Conor Coady have to step out of his shape.

“Then, for whatever reason, Romain Saiss – I don’t know whether he was unaware of Mbuemo behind him – made a really rash decision which I don’t see often from him, for an easy tap-in.

“You saw Coady turn around absolutely baffled that he was stood on his own. It was two really poor goals to give away.”

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Wolves were more troubled against Brentford than they were for large spells against Leicester, Tottenham and Manchester United in earlier matches.

There was obviously keenness to try and get on the front foot and be aggressive against a side Wolves really should have beaten on paper.

But it came out as rashness and poor decision making, and perhaps Saiss’ starting spot is now under threat.

Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera are waiting in the wings, and the former must be under serious consideration when Wolves return to action tomorrow night against Spurs.

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