Kevin McDonald today challenged Wolves to snap out of being “average” and put on a show against his old club Sheffield United tomorrow.
The Scot faces the Blades for the first time since his £250,000 move from Bramall Lane last month.
He does so with Wolves looking to improve on three consecutive lacklustre performances.
Kenny Jackett’s side return to Molineux for the first time since the Walsall defeat and McDonald admitted they must improve.
“We’re third in the league, but we’ve only been average so far,” said the 24-year-old. “On and off the ball, we can definitely perform better.
“We’re maybe not fluent attacking-wise – off the ball, we’re not getting into shape the way we know we can do.
“We’re a bit ragged at times defensively and the manager has been talking to us about that.
“We haven’t played the best, but we’ve got some really good quality to create chances and exploit defences and we’ll improve.
“It’s all about gelling as a team, getting that solid base to play and putting it all together. We just have to put on a show for our fans and get the three points.
“If we can up our game by 10 or 20 per cent, we’re going to have a big chance of winning promotion.”
Sheffield United come to Molineux after five straight defeats which have left them third from bottom of League One.
But McDonald warned it might just take one win to kickstart their season.
“It’s surprising and strange to see them where they are,” he said.
“It’s only a matter of time before it all clicks for them – they’ll probably get one big result to start it all off.”