Belfast Telegraph

I can handle Wolves job - Connor

Wolves caretaker boss Terry Connor believes the turbulent events of the last few days have given him even more belief he can cope with the demands of being a manager.

Connor saw his side beaten 5-0 at Fulham on Sunday in only his second game in charge, and also lost the services of key midfielder Karl Henry for up to a month through injury. Then the following day he had to discipline club skipper Roger Johnson after deeming him to have reported in an unfit condition to train properly.

Connor next faces a Barclays Premier League bottom-four clash with Blackburn at Molineux on Saturday, but he is relishing the challenge, and said: "It has been a tough few days but those are the problems thrown at you and you have to deal with them."

He added: "We allowed Fulham too much time to pass and move the ball around and, if you do that against a quality side, they will be able to tear you apart.

"The situation with Roger is the sort of thing I've not had to deal with before but I thought I dealt with it adequately enough.

"Injuries, like the one to Karl, are unfortunate but the sort of thing that happen all the time.

"If anything, all that has happened has given me more belief that I can do the job.

"I've experienced things this week where I think, 'I can tuck that away, I know now what I need to do to deal with those situations'.

"It has given me more belief I can do this job and certainly make sure we stay in the Premier League this season."

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