MCCARTHY BACK TO STOP WOLVES
“More than half of their team have won the Championship but I said to my lads if we can keep them quiet, we might have a good day.
“And we didn’t give them an inch.”
After Ipswich survived an early penalty appeal for a foul on Kevin Doyle by Luke Chambers, they took command as Lee Martin curled one shot wide and stung Carl Ikeme’s palms with another.
They were spraying the ball around confidently, in contrast to their hosts, and a fine passing move ended with Campbell teeing up full-back Cresswell to steer home a fine 33rd minute opener.
After the break, a superb fingertip save from Ikeme foiled Guirane N’Daw’s 25- yard rocket but Campbell raced clear of a languid Wolves defence to slot home the killer second goal.
Solbakken made a triple substitution to try to inspire a comeback but it failed – and only served to raise the ire of Wolves fans, who roundly jeered the removal of popular striker Doyle.
And the under-fire manager promised changes after a second home loss to a bottomfive side inside four days, following the 3-0 Boxing Day shocker against Peterborough dropped Wolves to 17th.
Solbakken sighed: “I can’t really explain why, after getting nine points from four games and playing good football, we can drop to this level, especially against two sides we should be able to dominate.
“We put out a very offensive team here but it didn’t work.
“At the moment we look a little bit scared and that must be the case.
“We must show everyone we have character.
“The last two performances have been the worst two of the year and it can’t get any worse.We are in this together but I pick the team and I have got it very wrong these last two games.
“Sometimes competition for places hasn’t been good enough in some areas of the pitch. Maybe in the January transfer window we can add one or two qualities to the side.”
GIVE ME A HUG: Ipswich’s Aaron Cresswell celebrates scoring his side’s first goal