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We must beat Wigan says Wolves midfielder Lee Evans

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Tonight clash against struggling Wigan at Molineux has been labelled as 'must win' by midfielder Lee Evans.

The 22-year-old – who yesterday penned a new contract with Wolves to tie him to the club until 2020 – will be hopeful of being restored to the starting line-up in the likely absence of the concussed Jack Price.

After three defeats in four league games Wolves are just six points clear of the Championship relegation zone. Wigan occupy 23rd spot but beat Wolves 2-1 in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

And Evans was keen not to downplay the importance of tonight's clash.

"I don't think we can underestimate the game," he told the Express & Star. "I think it's must-win for us.

"We need a couple of wins as soon as possible to get up the league. It's really tight down there so the sooner we get two or three wins we can start looking up."

Evans played the second half of Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Newcastle when replacing Price.

After being critical of his own performance at Burton a week earlier Evans was pleased with his contribution.

"Pricey had played well in the first half," he added. "As soon as he said he had a knock on his head I knew I had to do well because he's done really well in the first half.

"He'd picked up a lot of second balls, a lot of stuff people don't notice, I thought he did really well.

"I had to pick up where he left off. It was nice to get a bit of the ball – obviously it was disappointing to lose but hopefully I've given the gaffer something to think about for Tuesday."

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