WARD AIMING FOR GREATEST ESCAPE
STEPHEN WARD admits Wolves will have pulled off their greatest Premier League escape yet if they can avoid the dreaded drop.
Defender Ward is convinced survival can be secured at Molineux for the third successive season, despite the disastrous defeat to Bolton.
Caretaker boss Terry Connor has lost five games in a row and Wolves are now six points adrift of safety following the damaging 3-2 loss to their relegation rivals.
Arsenal and Manchester City roll into Molineux next and Ward (right) knows time is running out for Connor to stun the doubters by staying up.
“It’s going to be tough and it’s not looking good for us but we’ll keep going,” said the Republic of Ireland international.
“If we are to go down we’ll make sure we go down fighting and give it everything until the last day of the season.
“The gap isn’t too big yet. We were in a similar position last season about six points behind and we ended up staying up, so you just never know where your results are going to come from.
“The problem for us is we’re running out of games to get good results and we need one as soon as possible.
“Of course it will be the best achievement yet if we do stay up now.”
Wolves go to Stoke this weekend as Connor bids for his first win in six games since succeeding Mick Mccarthy.
Midfielder Jamie O’hara has been ruled out for six to eight weeks after groin surgery.
And defender Jody Craddock will be sidelined for up to five weeks after having an operation on a hamstring problem.
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