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Jeff Shi reveals his thoughts about Wolves under Bruno Lage so far

Wolverhampton Wanderers are yet to get off the mark in the Premier League.

Despite plenty of chances created, the team have lost their first three matches, and by the same scoreline of 1-0.

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There was the 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest though.

Chris Hughton may have only put a young side out, but the evidence is there that Wolves have the potential to really thump teams going forwards.

Football is a results business.

Hopefully things will turn around soon. There are certainly some good chances for points coming up.

Fans have largely been impressed with what they have seen so far despite the results.

And that’s a view shared by chairman Jeff Shi, who has sat down with The Athletic for a wide-ranging interview.

He said: “We’re at the start of a very good cycle.

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“The stats are showing we’re on the right path.

“I didn’t imagine things can happen so fast. I’m very happy about Bruno and his staff – they’re working extremely hard, staying until 6pm or until late at night.

“He’s focused on how to win games but also analysis of players and improving them.”

Lage does already seem to be a popular figure at Molineux, which ordinarily would be unusual if a team had lost every league game

But fans can clearly see what he is trying to do, and hopefully his labour will soon be rewarded.

His early popularity suggests that many supporters were tired of the brand of football on show from Nuno Espirito Santo.

Nuno did amazing things for the club, but Wolves could be a very difficult watch at times under his stewardship.

Shi pleased, but needs to back his man

It is good to hear Shi shares the general view of the supporters about Lage.

The man is clearly working very hard to get things right.

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That’s why he is worthy of being backed fully by his superiors.

It didn’t really happen in the transfer market, so hopefully going forwards no snappy or hasty decisions are made if things started to go pear-shaped. Lage has earned time at Molineux.