Wolves’ goalkeeping coach Neil Cutler has set a challenge to his players.

Cutler arrived at Molienux only last month as his predecessor, Tony Roberts who headed to AC Milan and the San Siro.

Cutler arrived with bags of experience but big shoes to fill in the coaching department.

He was part of what has been something of a evolution in the goalkeeping department for Wolves.

And now he has outlined some new goals he has set for his department of shot stoppers.

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Cutler wants all goalkeepers to fight

Speaking with Express and Star, Cutler said:

“The aim is to always strive to be the number one – that’s why I went on loan a lot in my career – you always have to try to be the number one.

“Being a number two, you have to be patient and willing to be part of the environment and be positive within it, just because you aren’t playing you cannot be sulking and letting your number one down and not be part of his development.”

Jose Sa has been number one under Cutler so far, however he has challenged all his keepers to push for the top spot.

“It’s all about trust and gaining that relationship through daily work and then relationships evolve because they know you are doing the job for them.

“You are doing everything you can to make the player better which also means you buy into them as a person and not just as a coach which is really important.

“They then trust your opinion and buy into to the philosophy – it’s not me telling players to do this, I just say, we could make this better by doing this or we could try this or let’s look at it this way.

“It’s never my way or the highway. To be a good goalkeeping coach you have to be a psychologist, the keeper has to feel like you are there for them no matter what, come rain or shine and that you are going to help them problem solve on and off the pitch.

“Any problems the players have they don’t have to go through it on their own it’s something we solve daily.

How has Sa done?

This season so far, Sa has been back to his best, with stellar performances against Manchester United and Crystal Palace.

But the best of the bunch was his man of the match display against Everton.

He played a vital role in securing Wolves’ only points this season.

We hope the Cutler effect continues as already, it looks like a brilliant addition.

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