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Dean Saunders vows to excite Wolves fans

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Wolves manager Dean Saunders today promised to have fans on the edge of their seats with exciting and winning football.

The new boss kicks off another era with tonight's televised visit of managerless Blackburn before an expectant Molineux.

And Saunders is aiming to erase any concern at his appointment by bringing back the passion and energy missing under sacked boss Stale Solbakken.

Saunders has told the players to get on the front foot to get Molineux rocking again.

He said: " I have told the players that, in the first 10 minutes, we have to show the supporters we mean business.

"I'm sure they will be on the edge of their seats. We have got to give them something to cheer. If the tempo of our game is too slow, it will be like sitting in a library.

"Wolves supporters get excited by effort and passion and we've got to excite the supporters. I want to sit in the dugout and enjoy what I'm watching."

Saunders added: "I will get this team winning. "My job description is to win games and I'm obliged to entertain the public who pay to get in.

"So what they're watching has got to be entertaining as well. If you have got money you can do it quicker, but it still takes time to build a team."

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Saunders urged the fans to stay behind the team after revealing the way the crowd can 'turn' is something the opposition play on.

He said: "One of the weaknesses about this place is, if Wolves aren't winning inside the first half an hour, the crowd might get on their backs or the players crumble.

"So everyone here has got to rise above that. "We've got to be able to take a 1-0 win no matter how it comes, because there will be games where we win 4-0."

Chairman Steve Morgan believes there has been a lack of effort from players and Saunders insisted that will not be tolerated.

He said: "If there is a lack of effort, then I will tell them 'I did instruct you what to do – don't be surprised if you're shown the door.'"

Meanwhile, Wolves under-21 defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell has rejoined League One side Bury on loan until February 9.

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