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The five Wolves players that applauded travelling fans after yesterday's defeat to West Ham

Wolves have slipped into the relegation zone following yesterday’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham United.

Bruno Lage now finds himself under massive pressure after a run of just one win in the last 15 Premier League games.

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The Telegraph are reporting the club are considering his position as head coach.

It remains to be seen if the 46-year-old will get one final chance to turn things around, with Chelsea up next for Wanderers.

It really has been a disastrous past couple of months for Wolves.

Just one win and three goals scored is simply not good enough.

Yesterday against West Ham was more of the same from Wanderers – playing decent possession football but only in the first two-thirds of the pitch. There was, again, no spark in the final third.

The travelling Wolves fans made their feelings known when Lage hooked Nelson Semedo and Matheus Nunes on 72 minutes.

They were replaced by Boubacar Traore and Chem Campbell, which prompted chants of ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’.

Those supporters speak for quite a lot of the Wolves fanbase now.

Many are tired of the same story week in week out, and they want to see the board make a change.

It was interesting to note after the game that only a handful of players actually went over to those fans that had made the trip down.

According to journalist Liam Keen, Ruben Neves, Maximilian Kilman, Joao Moutinho, Daniel Podence and young Chem Campbell went over. This is worth noting, and these five players should each get a little bit of credit.

Very poor from many Wolves players as Lage offers apology

It is highly disappointing that just five players went and applauded/acknowledged the travelling fans.

Things like this contribute to a disconnect between players and supporters, which is far from ideal at this moment in time.

Even after disappointing defeats, players should at least go over and acknowledge the supporters. Don’t hide, and show your appreciation for those that spend their hard-earned money following the team.

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Lage offered an apology after the game, calling the fans ‘the soul of the club’ and saying he will speak to his players about showing more respect (via Express & Star).

Lage was one of those who went straight down the tunnel according to Keen, so these remarks are somewhat hollow. He should be leading by example and dragging everybody over.