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Joleon Lescott gives verdict on Wolves manager Bruno Lage after seven games

Former Wolves defender Joleon Lescott believes Bruno Lage should be afforded patience to turn things around.

Yesterday, Wanderers slipped to defeat against Manchester City at Molineux.

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The team got off to the worst possible start by conceding inside the first minute to Jack Grealish.

Erling Haaland added a second for City, and Nathan Collins then received a red card for a senseless challenge on Grealish.

That gave Wolves a major uphill battle, and Phil Foden scored a third in the second-half to wrap it up.

Despite the 3-0 loss, some fans and pundits are praising Wolves for showing guts and still trying to play, rather than just defend and adopt a damage limitation approach.

There were a number of times Wolves beat the City press and managed to get up to the opposition box. But once there, there was no genuine threat.

That has been the story of the season for Wolves, and pretty much the story of last as well.

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Lage is no doubt under pressure at the moment because ultimately, it is a results business.

But Lescott believes the 46-year-old has done well at Molineux and should be given time.

He said on BT Sport after yesterday’s game: “I think they’re still performing well overall. This game in isolation isn’t great, 3-0 with 10 men but there are still areas they can look at and be proud.

“Overall, he’s done exceptionally well. Wolves played good stuff. We speak about them needing a striker, and now they’ve got multiple. Hopefully when they’re all fit they’re able to score goals that match their performances.”

Bruno Lage should get a bit more time at Wolves, but the pressure is mostly definitely on

At the moment Lage is dividing opinion amongst Wolves fans.

But there can be no doubt that he is now a man under pressure. At the end of the day, results are what matter most and there simply haven’t been enough good ones this term and stretching back to the back end of last season.

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But there are positive signs, and some of the football on display has been really good.

Wanderers have been stung greatly by not having a centre-forward and hopefully after the international break, either Diego Costa or Raul Jimenez will come into form.