Wolves aim to boost Premier League survival bid at Norwich City

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey has called for a sense of perspective as the Black Country side's season hit another low at the weekend.

Moxey admits to being 'extremely disappointed' at Wolves' current position at the bottom of the Premier League – and the margin of their 5-0 defeat by Manchester United which saw them drop below Wigan on goal difference ahead of the trip to Carrow Road this weekend.

But he is adamant long-term goals for the club will not be 'damaged' by a turbulent few weeks which saw the sacking of Mick McCarthy as manager and a series of poor results.

Moxey said: 'In footballing terms we are, of course, extremely disappointed to be in the bottom three. We recognise that on the field results are the most important measure for any club.

'We are not happy with the current onfield situation, far from it, but we should put things into some sort of perspective.

'We shouldn't forget Wolves went through a period of spending just one season in the top division in 25 years.

'We are currently in our third consecutive season in the Premier League and still with every chance of going on to win our survival battle and make it four seasons.'

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Moxey added: 'We remain optimistic, in the medium term at least, of maintaining the upward progress the club has enjoyed over the last six years or so. Off the field, we are in a strong position.

'We have a chairman in Steve Morgan whose passion and enthusiasm for Wolves is matched by his desire to make the club successful.

'We will not allow years of hard work put in by everyone to improve the club and achieve some long-awaited stability in the Premier League to be damaged by a few difficult and challenging weeks.'

Caretaker boss Terry Connor insists he still has confidence in his ability to revive Wolves' fortunes.

Connor has seen his side leak 14 goals and collect a single point from his four games in charge since temporarily replacing McCarthy.

Connor said: 'It would have been lovely to have got eight points or nine from these four games so far, but I knew it was going to be tough.

'We've had a tough season so far and I never thought for one minute it was going to get easier and we'd be picking up points as easily as that.

'Our aim was always to make sure we competed for the 13 remaining games from when I took over and we've still got nine left, which is 27 points to play for.

'Of course the stats don't look great, but we still believe we can turn it around and I still have confidence in my ability to do that.

'The message to the players and to everyone is keep believing.

'We know if we keep working and keep being honest then we still have a chance. If we don't do those things then we'll have no chance.'

Connor was critical of defender Ronald Zubar for the challenges on Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck which led to him being sent off for two bookable offences five minutes before half-time and rules him out of the trip to Norwich.

He said: 'You allow your defender one error where he might pick up a yellow card, but after that you've got to use your brains and switch on and make sure it doesn't happen again.

'If that that happens, it is going to put the team in real difficulties.

'The yellow cards both came from challenges in areas of the park where you don't need to make those tackles.

'I did ask the boys to be competitive, but to make two mistakes is not good.'

Wolves also face being without the services of midfielder David Davis if fears he has broken a rib prove correct.

Connor said: 'The first diagnosis is a possible broken rib, but he'll have to go and get it checked out thoroughly.

'Obviously it was enough to cause some damage for him to leave the pitch.

'He'd been playing well and was a vital cog in the way we had set out to play.'