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Hoddle : Back To Winning Ways

Glenn Hoddle could hardly contain his joy, and relief over his sides scrapping 1-0 win last night at Turf Moor.

Wolves desperately needed a win to get their promotion challenge back on track, and his players didn't let him down.

'The main thing for us is that we picked up a win after two draws and a loss in our last three matches in the league.'

'Now we go back to Molineux on Saturday with a good performance under our belt.' said Hoddle

Turf Moor was showing all the signs of winter, with the playing surface cutting up badly. But Wolves managed to adapt their game to the conditions to run out worthy victors.

'The pitch meant we had to play a different type of game and mix it up a bit. We passed it when we needed to pass it but battled as well, and I thought we did extremely well. he added.

Recently, there has been much criticism aimed at Hoddle and his players for lack of commitment, and lack of effort, so he was quick to jump to the defence of his under fire squad.

'Anyone who was out there watching it will know we haven't given up on anything yet,' he said, adding

'It's nice to get back to winning ways, that will give everyone a lift, although despite not winning in three our confidence was still relatively high.'

Wolves earned their 3 points with superb first half strike from Paul Ince, once again rolling back the years to show there is life in the ld legs yet. But Hoddle was keen to give credit to everyone involved in the move.

'It was a terrific goal, a lovely move. Maurice Ross has been very patient waiting for his chance and put a lovely cross in, Carl Cort laid it off superbly well, and Incey was vintage Incey. He finished it like he was 18, not 38.

'He pulled his hamstring having the shot so it shows what a character he is to play the 90 minutes, as did Lee Naylor, who slightly pulled his hamstring and both nearly had to come off.

'But they battled through it and that was the type of performance from the whole team tonight and the one needed on a pitch like that.

Wolves had to weather a seconf half onslought from Burnley in eth secongd half, but they stood, resolutt to everything thrown at them, as Hoddle pointed out

'The second-half performance in particular was very, very pleasing with the way we held onto that lead.

'It was mostly an aerial threat but we dealt with the first and then the second ball, if it did come. There's a lot of things we can learn from that.'

Wolves now need to capitalise on the win, with the same result on Saturday at home to Ipswich. Another 3 points in the bag will go a long way to calming the current dissent felt amongst the Molineux masses.







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Date:Wednesday February 15 2006

Time: 9:23AM

 

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