Stearman refusing to panic
Richard Stearman believes Wolves have nothing to fear, despite their current lowly Premier League standing.
By Chris Burton
Last Updated: 10/11/09 9:17pm
Richard Stearman believes Wolves have nothing to fear, despite finding themselves towards the foot of the Premier League table.
Mick McCarthy's men sit second from bottom in the top-flight standings, with a six-match winless run seeing them slip into trouble.
They are, however, within touching distance of those above them, with just five points separating them from Fulham in 11th position.
It is precisely that fact which has Stearman upbeat, with the England U21 international of the opinion that a few positive results will help to ease Wolves' worries.
"If you look at the table at the moment and we are second from bottom but one win and you jump about five places," he told the Birmingham Mail.
"It's so tight at the bottom and we said this week on the training ground how well we've done so far, despite how it looks.
"We've just got to keep picking up points and a few wins and the whole table will take on a very different view.
"As a team we are happy with how it's gone so far but just have to make sure we pick up points."
Wolves' latest outing saw them crushed 4-1 by title hopefuls Arsenal, but Stearman admits that it is results against 'teams in and around' them which will ultimately shape their season.
"The result shows where we need to get to in terms of just how good Arsenal were," he added.
"Thank goodness we don't play Arsenal every week and as the gaffer said we're not going to be judging our season on results against the very top teams.
"It's going to be positive results against the teams in and around us that will keep us in this league.
"If we manage to nick a point or two from somewhere against one of the big boys then great but we are looking at the teams in and around us from which to get our points."