Former Wolves midfielder David Edwards says his old club struggle to follow up big results.
Edwards wrote in his Express and Star column that he has spotted a patter with Wolves three worst performances under Bruno Lage this season.
He highlighted consistency as a problem under Lage after Wolves lost their unbeaten run at the hands of Crystal Palace on Saturday.
“If you look back at Wolves’ performances this year, the three that stand out as the worst are the Brentford defeat at home, the draw away at Leeds and this at Selhurst Park, probably the worst of the lot.
“They have all come after big games and performances. The Brentford after that first win at Watford, Leeds followed the comeback against Villa and Saturday came in the wake of the Everton victory.
“It’s almost like a case of the day after the Lord Mayor’s show. It does happen in football – the big emotional release of a big result and then trying to follow that up.
“Your confidence is up, so maybe you take your foot off the gas a little bit. But it was such a disappointing performance, albeit at a tough place to go against a top Palace side this season.”
Wolves have been inconsistent under Lage, and now their job is to go again after their unbeaten run of matches has come to an end.
There were good performances against top sides in the early weeks, but the standard of the opposition meant the results did not go their way.
That was followed up by more battling displays against more modest opponents, earning results.
The ultimate goal is for Wolves to combine the early-season flair with the results which came thereafter, and they are now looking to recover from their worst performance of the season.
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