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Dean Saunders salutes Wolves' fighting spirit

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Dean Saunders today hailed the strength of character shown by his Wolves players after they came from behind to rescue a point against Watford.

Almen Abdi curled home a free-kick give Watford the lead at half-time at Molineux but Bakary Sako popped up in injury time to earn Wolves a share of the spoils.

And Saunders, who is still searching for his first win as Wolves boss in nine attempts, was impressed with the battling qualities shown by his players.

"I am pleased with the fight and determination from the players. I am happy for the players that we got a point because people think they don't care," said Saunders.

"But, believe me, they are trying and I have just got to keep them going. I knew Watford would get a few chances on the break when we were trying to get back into it.

"They missed two or three chances but I thought we did enough to get a draw.

"It's funny how it goes because I was at Doncaster and the number of goals we scored in injury time was ridiculous. You normally get the benefit of late goals when you are near the top."

Watford were very slick in the first half as Wolves struggled to get to grips with their passing and movement, but Saunders was happy with his players' application.

"When we missed the open goal I wondered whether we would get another chance, but we did and at least the players are fighting. The manner of it almost feels like we won," added Saunders.

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"We are struggling to string those together. There are people frightened to make a mistake. But I thought we deserved something."

A demonstration before the game attracted about 50 supporters.

Members of the Wolves Supporters' Alliance waved a banner and chanted 'We want Moxey out' and 'Where's the money gone?' as they gathered outside the Billy Wright Stand.

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