Wolves impress Stearman
Wolves defender Richard Stearman believes his side's performance against Manchester City has enhanced their confidence.
By Subhankar Mondal
Last Updated: 01/11/11 5:15pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Richard Stearman believes that his side's performance against Manchester City in the Premier League at the weekend has enhanced their confidence.
Wolves went down 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday but not before giving Roberto Mancini's side a late scare after the hosts were reduced to 10 men following the sending off of Vincent Kompany on 74 minutes.
Stearman was pleased with the display against the current league leaders and explains that it shows that they have the ability to muster points as the season progresses.
"We were playing the top team in the Premier League and we took them right to the wire," the 24-year-old told the club's official website.
"We fancied ourselves to get the equaliser - if you look at our record this season, we're one of the best teams at coming back from going behind.
"We sensed something was coming but unfortunately we left the back door open at the end when we were pressing for a goal and I think we were a bit unfortunate.
"Their squad certainly cost a lot more than ours but that's us, that's Wolves, that's how we play and that's how we're going to continue to play for the rest of the season.
"And if we continue to play like that and cut out the few sloppy goals we've conceded then we'll be fine. We'll pick up points playing like that."
Mick McCarthy's side are next in action on Sunday when they host Wigan Athletic in the Premier League.
Wigan are at the foot of the table with just five points from 10 matches while Wolves are 17th with eight, and Stearman believes they can register a victory against the Latics.
"We're confident we can pick up points from whoever we play and Wigan will be no different," he enthused.
"It's a big game but it's going to be a very tough game and we're looking to win it.
"The fans were great again on Saturday and we're going to need them to continue being great.
"We've got a massive game against Wigan and hopefully they'll be right behind us like they always have been and hopefully we can get the win we need."