Connor wants more of the same
Terry Connor has urged Wolves to inject the same spirit and determination that they showed against Arsenal into their last five games.
Last Updated: 12/04/12 3:46pm
Terry Connor has called on Wolves to inject the same spirit and determination into their last five performances as they showed against Arsenal, despite that clash ending in defeat.
The relegation favourites are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table after they were beaten 3-0 at home by the Gunners on Wednesday night in a seventh consecutive loss.
The hosts were reduced to 10 men early on at Molineux after Sebastien Bassong was dismissed for a foul on Theo Walcott, with Robin van Persie converting the resulting penalty.
Walcott and Yossi Benayoun added further goals to seal the win and leave the Midlanders in deep relegation trouble with five games remaining.
Manager Connor praised Wolves' "brave" performance despite the result and believes they still have a chance of survival if they can keep producing spirited displays.
"We're looking for the same again," he told Sky Sports.
"They played with great spirit and great heart. They played with a great deal of determination to try and get the right result.
"Sometimes in life you don't always get what you deserve. You can work hard and not always get what you deserve and I feel it's a stage, if you like, that we're going through.
"The lads have given everything and will continue to do that for the next five games. If we can do the same we'll have more than a chance than if we don't."
Connor admits every game is now a must-win, with a trip to Sunderland on Saturday their next challenge before they face a daunting visit of Manchester City the following week.
He added: "We've got to try and win the next game, which is what we've been trying to do all season.
"But yes, in the present circumstances, it does boil down to trying to win as many as you can out of five games."
Wolves have new injuries concerns ahead of their game with Sunderland, with midfielder Dave Edwards struggling with hamstring problem.
With Jamie O'Hara and Stephen Hunt also out, Connor is low on numbers, but is hoping Hunt can play a part before the end of the season.
He said: "Hunt will be back in the next week to 10 days and hopefully back to full fitness and will take part in some games before the end of the season."