Wolves hopes of promotion took a major hit
Wolves hopes of promotion took a major hit after the team that defeated 2-1 for a second consecutive match, but this time at the hands of Middlesbrough.
The team were coming on the back of a disappointing 2-1 loss against Birmingham City. Things did not look confidence inspiring ahead of the trip to take on Middlesbrough. However, manager Kenny Jackett said that he had seen enough from his players to suggest that we would do the job against Middlesbrough, who led the table for a long time this campaign. This did not turn out be the case, as goals from Vossen and Bamfordwere enough to seal the victory with Sako’s goal only turning out to be a consolation.
This defeat coupled with teams in the play-off places picking up points meant that Wolves now have to make up a three point deficit in order to reach the play-off places. Ipswich Town occupy the final sixth spot that will provide an entry into the play-offs. There are only three matches left for both teams and the upcoming clash against Ipswich at home will be a final for both teams. After the defeat,Jackett praised Middlesbrough by saying that they have been the best team at both ends of the pitch this season.
"They are probably the best side in the division in both boxes.The start they made, we are disappointed with the goals against us but we showed a lot of character and spirit. It could have gone one of two ways but we fought back and until the end.It was Middlesbrough's night but that fighting spirit we put in is something we'll continue with and that we'll need. I wasn't surprised (by Boro's start). Bamford is a very good player and he was a handful for us tonight all the way through the game,” said Jackett.