Home comforts for Montpellier
Wolves manager Dean Saunders was pleased with the never-say-die
attitude of his players as they rescued a late point in a 1-1 draw
Wanderers remain in the relegation zone, but the Welshman is
confident they can push on to get out of trouble.
“I’m pleased we got a point. It’s St David’s Day today so I had
my daffodil on and I’ve got my Welsh socks on and I thought they
might bring us a bit of luck,” Saunders said.
“This could be a turning point for us. We scored in injury-time
and missed a lot of chances.
“When they scored from a free-kick, which I didn’t think was a
free-kick, you’re up against it because they’re a good team. You’re
chasing the game.
“When Jack Robinson missed a chance I thought it wasn’t going to
be our night. But we kept going, the three subs came on and made an
impact, we were getting to the ball first and I thought we might
have got the winner with a couple of minutes to go.”
Saunders conceded Wolves still faced a tough battle to avoid the
drop, adding: “It’s tough at the minute. We’re not in a very good
position, we’re fighting and I believe we can get out of this
“Hopefully that pushes us on now and on Tuesday night at
Millwall we can take three points.
“At the end of the day, this was a good point. The players have
showed some character, they’ve dug in, they’ve kept going till the
final whistle and I thought we deserved to win.”
The in-form La Paillade moved level on points with St Etienne in
fifth place thanks to two late second-half goals from Vitorino
Hilton and Souleymane Camara.
With just one win in seven, defeat for Rennes meant they could
find themselves as low as ninth in the Ligue 1 table come Sunday