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Saunders not happy with fixture pile up

As Wolves gaffer Dean Saunders lurched from one winless game to the next, stating that we just need one result to turn our season. It began to sound like he didn't really know just how he was going to save Wolverhampton Wanderers from back-to-back relegations.

Relegation from the Premier League had obviously been a big knock to the players 12 months ago, but with a new manager in Stale Solbakken and new players coming in over the summer, no-one expected the relegation hangover to really run as deep as it so apparently did.

Especially after a decent start to the season had left us in third place in October, to then go on a 11 game run with only one win to drop down to 18th in just over a month was a severe kick in the teeth.

Then four defeats in five saw the end of Solbakken and the appointment of Saunders. Results wise there was no great shakes following the management change, 9 games without a win dropped us deep into the relegation zone.

But then that victory game, a 2-0 win over Millwall, ok so it was followed up with defeat to Nottingham Forest, but three successive victories over Bristol City, Middlesbrough and yesterday's win over Birmingham has lifted us up to 18th.

'It's a massive win. I've got to credit the players, they've had a torrid time the last couple of years and we're turning it around now.' Saunders told the BBC.

But despite the up turn in results Saunders was not happy with the fixture scheduling over the Easter weekend.

He added: 'I just think it's absolutely ridiculous that we've had to play Saturday-Monday, it's just ridiculous. Some of the teams are playing Friday-Tuesday.

'I'm interested in the team, really. We weren't recovered. It's got to be looked at because it was a definite disadvantage for us today.'

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 2 2013

Time: 10:10AM

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never a good thing when managers start talking about fixture congestion!
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