George Saville says Wolves must improve and thrive on the challenge of facing promotion-chasing Huddersfield at Molineux tomorrow night (7pm), and quickly get the Blackburn performance out of their system.
An uneventful goalless draw against Rovers on Saturday was not what Head Coach Paul Lambert or the players were looking for as they aim to finish the season on a positive note having secured Sky Bet Championship status.
Saville says it must get better, and hopes the visit of the promotion-chasing Terriers under the Molineux floodlights will bring about a better performance and result.
“Saturday was disappointing right from the start,” he says.
“We were slow and it felt like we were lethargic and second to everything, we never really got going.
“We know we were below par and can do much better.
“A few of the boys have played a lot of the games and maybe there is a bit of fatigue but as professionals none of us want to make excuses – it just wasn’t good enough.
“We were below par, full stop, and need to move on and perform better tomorrow night.
“I am feeling optimistic and positive about the match.
“We seem to have done better against the top sides, and I am looking forward to it.
“It is a good game for us to have and hopefully get the Blackburn one out of our system.
“We don’t want to just get over the line as we have and then leave it – we need to perform over these last three games and give something back to the fans and give us confidence going into next season.”
Saville has made 29 appearances this season, a proportion of which have come from the bench, and he remains focused on trying to nail down a regular first team place.
He has also shown his versatility, playing on the left of midfield and, again on Saturday, at left back after Matt Doherty was injured.
“I had to move back to left back after Matt went off and my versatility can be helpful for the team so I am happy to do that.
“It’s not my natural position, nor is left midfield, but if I am asked to do a job I am more than happy to do it.
“Any time you play you have to try and take that opportunity because as quickly as you are in, you can be out again if you don’t perform.
“I just need to keep pushing and whether it is at centre midfield, left midfield, or left back, do as best I can for the team.”