Wolves boss Dean Saunders today praised the quality of Bakary Sako’s late equaliser and claimed the French midfielder can improve further.
Sako rescued a point for Wolves with a dramatic injury-time strike to take his tally to nine goals in all competitions since his £3m switch from St Etienne.
“There were a number of crosses into the box where if he was in the right position he would have got a few more goals, but he was probably waiting outside the box for too long,” said Saunders.
“Sometimes he gets to the near post too early but if he had everything he wouldn’t be playing for us. It was a great strike for the goal.
“He scores, he gets goal and his delivery is good from set-plays.
“He can score at any time and go past people as if they are not there. Obviously you have got to fit him into the team tactically when you are up against a team like Watford.
“That was a good point as long as we win on Tuesday now. We have to take that feeling into the game against Millwall and believe we can beat them. But they won’t be as good as Watford.”
Watford keeper Jonathan Bond produced a superb double save in the first half when he parried a well-struck shot from Kevin Doyle and blocked Bjorn Sigurdarson on the rebound, and Saunders felt Wolves would have equalised earlier but the heroics of his fellow Welshman.
“It was St David’s Day yesterday and I thought I might get a bit of luck, but I didn’t realise that their goalkeeper Jonathan Bond is Welsh as well. He had a very good day and made some great saves from Kevin Doyle and Bjorn,” added Saunders.
“Manuel Almunia was injured and they put the other one in and deep down you hope he has a nightmare but he had a blinder.
“The players kept going and that could change our season.
“It’s tough at the moment. We’re not in a very good position. But we’re fighting and I believe that we can get out of it. Supporters are frustrated but I’ve been brought in to get us higher up the table.
“I’m trying my best, most of the players are trying their best and you need some luck. We’ve got a good point.”