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Wolves boss will leave it late for signings

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Wolves boss Dean Saunders will leave signing players until as late as possible in the transfer window.

The new manager has kicked off his reign with two draws after Saturday's goalless stalemate at Sheffield Wednesday.

Wolves' first away draw of the season left them 17th in the Championship, seven points off the drop zone but 13 points away from the play-offs.

They have scored just twice in their last six games and, while he wants to bring in added firepower, Saunders insists major surgery to the current squad isn't needed.

He said: "We need just a bit of tinkering around, I don't think major surgery is needed. The longer we can leave it, the better, because as time goes on I'm getting a clearer idea about what we need.

"I don't want to panic-buy and bring a player in who's not as good as what we have got. These players are good – they have just had the stuffing knocked out of them.

"If they play like they can play, we won't have to sign any players, so I will try to leave it as late as possible.

"I'm not David Copperfield – I'm not going to change it straight away so we are like Real Madrid."

Saunders, who switched to a 4-5-1 formation in the second-half on Saturday, admitted he played for a point against fourth-from-bottom Owls.

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He said: "We have got to try to find a winning formula and Saturday was about not losing. I'm pleased that in two games we have only let one goal in and it's the start I wanted, really.

"I'm not changing the style, but I want to change the mentality. We ha've been losing for too long and have got to start winning. We fought and looked together as a group.

"We have got different ways of playing, but there are still things I'm seeing which I have ironed out at other teams. I will do that here as well and that will make the whole thing click."

Saunders added: "We've got some good players here. They have just maybe lost belief and confidence and have had the hangover of getting relegated.

"We have got a couple of decent results now and, if we can get a couple of wins, you might see the players performing like they can."

Wolves produced just one attempt on goal on Saturday and failed to hit the target.

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