Playmaker Kevin McDonald today admitted Wolves’ first defeat of the season was a shock to the system.
Kenny Jackett’s side went into last night’s derby with Walsall with five straight league wins only to lose 1-0.
“It’s a hard one to take because we went into it with so much confidence and to lose wasn’t nice,” he said.
“It was a tough one to take, especially as it was a local derby.”
McDonald admitted defeat was hard to take because he felt Wolves had the better of the game against Walsall.
Wolves had plenty of the ball in the second half but they failed to test keeper Richard O’Donnell.
McDonald was replaced by Leigh Griffiths after 56 minutes, and, after Saturday’s fortunate 3-2 win over Swindon, it was another game where Wolves struggled to get going in midfield.
But the former Burnley and Sheffield United schemer said: “It was disappointing because we felt we had the better of the game.
“After a poor performance on Saturday, we thought we did well and picked up.
“We conceded a goal and that sparked a reaction from us – I felt we played well.”
McDonald felt luck wasn’t with Wolves as they struggled to force clear-cut opportunities, however.
“We had chances but you need a little bit of luck here and there and we never got that last night,” said the Scot.
“Fair play to Walsall because they played well, just as they did two weeks ago in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, but we should be winning here against teams like that.
“It was very disappointing for all of us.”
McDonald felt Wolves got on the ball more last night than they did against Swindon.
“I thought we got more of the ball than on Saturday – if anyone pressed us better out of the two sides it was Swindon,” he said.
“It might not have looked like it from up in the stands but we had more time on the ball.
“All we can do is move on and get a good win on Saturday.”