Solbakken targets signings
Nigel Clough praised Theo Robinson after a troubled week, while Wolves boss Stale Solbakken is targeting new signings after the 1-1 draw.
Last Updated: 25/08/12 8:33pm
Derby County manager Nigel Clough praised Theo Robinson after a troubled week, while Wolves boss Stale Solbakken is targeting new signings after the 1-1 draw.
Kevin Doyle's first-half goal appeared set to give Wolves the points until substitute Robinson scored a last-minute equaliser at Molineux.
Robinson had been reprimanded by Clough for tweeting that he had been dropped for Tuesday's game against Bolton before the team had been announced.
Clough said: "It would have been easy to leave him off the bench after the problems. But he has an ability to get a goal and it is a rare commodity and he has proved it today."
Robinson will face no further action and Clough added: "That is finished with now. It has gone. It has been dealt with.
"We can't ban them from Twitter, we are not allowed to do that as much as we would absolutely love to we are not allowed to do that.
"I have not been on the thing and I really don't understand it.
"We have someone who monitors it and they tell us if they have stepped out of line.
"I don't understand why they want to go on it in the first place but obviously they do. I can't see anything but it causing problems for footballers.
"I don't see any upside for them. The FA have a team working on it, every club has a team working on it and they are just waiting for them to say something out of line. So why do it?"
Despite the late nature of the goal, Clough was still not completely happy and he said: "We deserved the three points not just one.
"We created good chances and the other team have one shot and get one goal. It will turn for us as long as we keep doing the things we did today.
"That is what pleased us the most. We just kept playing and doing the right things until the 93rd, 94th minute."
Even Wolves' manager Solbakken admitted that Derby deserved at least a point and he said: "We started well but we lost our rhythm. We got the goal to lead at half-time and the second half was very even.
"Carl saved us a couple of times in the first half. In the second there were not so many big chances but we looked more tired than Derby and many players struggled with cramp.
"When you concede a goal in the last minute it is a hard one to take but they probably deserved it."
Solbakken now plans a busy week of transfer activity before the window closes after selling Matt Jarvis and Steven Fletcher this week for a combined £24.75m summer.
He added: "We must cope without them.
"We have to try to bring in some players to increase the competition. We will try to get in replacements for Jarvis and Fletcher in the next few days.
"I think we are trying to do the right things and we are working on that. But we also have a wage structure that should be held in the right way. But we will work hard in the next few days to make sure we are more competitive."