Steve Davis has said he hopes he will be back in the Wolves’ first-team building soon and not the academy.

The U18s coach took the team, supported by James Collins, on Saturday against Chelsea.

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Davis and Collins spent the week preparing the players following the sacking of Bruno Lage last Sunday.

But they were let down in west London, with Wolves again failing to score a goal.

It was a really poor performance, which was especially worrying considering nothing was really expected of Wolves.

The new man that comes in will not only have to increase productivity in the final third, but he will also have to raise the level of competitiveness and fight.

Because at the moment, it is seriously lacking.

Davis was asked after the game about what the immediate future holds for him, and it seems he would like to continue working with the first-team.

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He said (via BBC Sport live (5.30pm)): “No idea – all we’ve done is plan for each game and come Monday I hope I’ll be back into the first team building and not the academy.

“The appetite has always been there, it’s all I’ve done all my life. If we get another couple of games we could make a difference. Keep being positive and see how we go.”

It remains to be seen if he gets his wish.

The current favourite to succeed Lage is Julen Lopetegui, and he may want to bring in a whole new team of people.

Steve Davis was let down by the Wolves players against Chelsea, as he eyes first-team role

Davis spoke before the game about having supported the club since he was a boy, and how it is a privilege for him to work at Wolves.

It was also going to be hard to get something against Chelsea with just one week of preparation.

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But the least Davis could have got was a bunch of players ready to run through walls for him. He just didn’t get that, barring a couple of individuals.

It would be nice if Davis could continue working in the first-team setup. It will soon become clear if that is the plan.

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