MH bemoans ‘diabolical’ starts

The Premier League strugglers have fallen behind in the opening

three minutes of their last three league outings and lost every

game. Their recent trend of conceding early on continued at the

weekend when Luke Varney’s wonder goal gave Blackpool the lead en

route to a 2-1 success. They have won just two of their opening 14

league matches and find themselves five points adrift of fourth

from bottom Fulham. Wolves are battling for their top-flight lives

and Hahnemann knows their poor start to games is undermining Mick

McCarthy’s game plan. While Hahnemann and co are trying to stay

positive about their situation he has admitted the slow starts are

becoming a worry. “It feels terrible to keep conceding so early

on,” said Hahnemann. “A lot of it is down to bad luck. But it took

too long to get going. “It’s diabolical the way things are going.

You try not to let those early blows affect you but ultimately they

do. “The plan was to stay nice and solid for the first 10 minutes,

but bang, you are a goal behind, and when that happens regularly it

does affect your confidence a bit.”