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Knudsen: We Can Turn Corner at Wolves
Tuesday, 16th Aug 2016 06:00

Defender Jonas Knudsen is confident Town can turn the corner and avoid a third successive defeat when they take on Wolves at Molineux tonight.

The 23-year-old Dane was signed from Esbjerg in July last year and quickly established himself in Mick McCarthy’s team, clocking up a total of 43 appearances and scoring his first – and so far only – goal in the 1-1 home draw with Fulham in April.

But after featuring in the promising 4-2 home win over Barnsley on the opening day of the new campaign Knudsen was one of only four players to retain their places for the 1-0 home defeat by League Two club Stevenage in the first round of the EFL Cup at Portman Road a week ago.

Then on Saturday he returned to Brentford, scene of his Town debut in a 2-2 draw on the opening day of last season, and was on the losing side again as two second-half goals from the Bees stung McCarthy’s men and saw them suffer a 2-0 defeat.

Knudsen looked back of the Griffin Park setback and said: “It was very disappointing because I thought we did well in the first half and played the style of football we want to play.

“We put them under pressure and had some good chances to score, while they didn’t manage to do much to threaten us.

“It all started to go wrong when they scored from a corner at the start of the second half. We should have coped better over the next five minutes, getting back to our shape and doing what we were doing in the first half, because at 1-0 you still have a chance to get back in the game.

“We have to be better than that and I think we will do that in our next game at Wolves.”

The last thing Knudsen & Co want is to be heading into Sunday’s first East Anglian derby clash of the new season against relegated Norwich on the back of three straight defeats.

He added: “It is a very important game at Wolves. We had a great start with three points against Barnsley and then on the Tuesday against Stevenage I don’t think we played too badly in the first half.

“But everybody knows that goals change games and we saw that again on Saturday at Brentford.

“We did well in the first half and when I was chatting to the Brentford players afterwards they said we should have been in front at half-time.

“But we weren’t because we didn’t score the goals when we were on top. The other team will always get a chance and when theirs came they took them.

“Wolves will be a tough game. They have new owners and they are ambitious. We have to be ready and I think we are but every game in this league is tough.

“If we play as we did in the first half at Brentford I think we have a good chance to take something out of the Wolves game.”

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flyingdutchman added 07:18 - Aug 16
yeah right lmfao

ArnieM added 08:07 - Aug 16 we can't!

cats_whiskers added 08:16 - Aug 16
Turn the corner?
More likely to drive you around the bend.

Woodbridgian added 10:03 - Aug 16
I wish they would just stop theseridiculous player in interviews before a game. Where we get endless promises to put right the wrongs of previous games, confirm how committed they all are to the cause etc. Can they please just let their performances on the pitch do the talking.

mos added 10:20 - Aug 16
The thing is, whats the point of him getting interviewed.
He's not going to say "Yeah. I reckon same as usual, I think we'll lose"

Superblue95 added 10:54 - Aug 16
Turn a corner? We can't even defend one

Daleyitfc added 10:56 - Aug 16
He talks as crap as he plays. Dreadful player ; and even worse taker of throw-ins.

goat_man added 11:00 - Aug 16
No chance. Next..

muccletonjoe added 13:05 - Aug 16
It would be much better if we had players talking about how they have no chance of even taking a point and what a waste of time it is even getting on the bus. DOH!!

OldClactonBlue added 13:33 - Aug 16
Don't want go into the Norwich game with 3 straight defeats.
That's why we should take cup games more seriously. At the start of the season you should be looking for momentum and hence playing your strongest side.

TRUE_BLUE123 added 16:55 - Aug 16
I Think he's a fantastic player

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