Kenny Jackett today challenged Wolves to improve by up to 10 per cent to chase down League One’s top two.
Third-placed Wolves’ 1-1 home draw against Coventry on Saturday was bettered by leaders Leyton Orient’s 4-0 win at Tranmere, while Molineux old boy Nathaniel Mendez-Laing’s 20-yard winner gave Posh a 1-0 victory at home to Shrewsbury.
Second-placed Peterborough now have a five-point advantage over Wolves and Orient six, although Jackett’s side have a game in hand on both.
“They’re having great runs but we have to concentrate on ourselves,” said the head coach.
“We weren’t too far off the mark – we showed a lot of good things – but an improvement of five to 10 per cent would make a significant difference. It’s a good points return but we feel this was two points lost on Saturday.”
Jackett wants Wolves to be more clinical after they had the better of the second half following an even first period but only forced City keeper Joe Murphy into one save, from man of the match James Henry seconds after the restart.
Leigh Griffiths’s eighth goal of the season broke the deadlock in the 67th minute but it was cancelled out on 86 by sub Aaron Phillips – the first time Wolves had conceded in 467 minutes.
“We should have seen the game out,” admitted Jackett. “We had enough going forward in the second half to put away a very resolute and confident Coventry side.”
Jackett praised Griffiths and Henry for their contributions.
“Leigh took his goal well and he looked a threat from the very first minute,” he said. “Two or three times he nearly got in during the first five minutes. I’m pleased with his total and his overall contribution this season.
“He’s got a very good attitude and we’re pleased with how he’s doing.
“And it was a good performance from James, who created a lot from the right and we should have carved more out from it and tested their keeper more. It was his first league game at Molineux and something to build on.
“Hopefully he can build up a good understanding with Matt Doherty down the right and they can do well both defensively and create goals.”
Jackett took midfielder Jack Price off with blurred vision in the first half.
“He said he was struggling with his vision and as soon as we heard that we took him straight off,” he said.