Defiant Connor vows to keep fighting as Wolves earn point at Sunderland

Molineux boss refuses to admit defeat in battle for Premier League survival and rues lack of luck over disallowed goal in drab game at Stadium of Light
Wolves manager Terry Connor insisted that he would “keep fighting until the very end” after his bottom-of-the-table side fought out a dour goalless draw with Sunderland

Connor is refusing to throw in the towel even though Wolves look certain to be relegated from the Premier League following this stalemate that means he is still looking for his first win in charge of the Molineux side.

"We will keep fighting right until the very end because that is me, that is the players, that is the club," Connor told reporters.

"I asked for us to be competitive in all 38 games so we will keep trying to pick up points and make sure that every game means something at the end of the season.

"I know that they will keep fighting until the very end because the first thing is that the players are an honest bunch and they have been brought up that way.

"That is something we have asked them to do until they came into the club. They are honest and hard-working.

"It is difficult where they are in the league but it is not impossible and over last few weeks sometimes performances get a bit lost because of the results but the lads have kept fighting.

"We can still stay up so there is no pressure off there. You are still trying to win the games and perform well. We want to get to Wigan still having some chance that we can stay in the league and if we can do that we will take it."

Wolves striker Steven Fletcher had a second-half goal disallowed after a foul on goalkeeper Simon Mignolet that left Connor cursing his luck.

"It is one of those that maybe if you are at the top you maybe get it but when you are at the bottom you don’t get it," Connor explained.

"I acknowledge that [Kevin] Foley did bump into the keeper but sometimes they are given and a bit of luck goes your way and you get three points out of the game. That was a break against us today.

"Don’t get me wrong we have made our mistakes and been punished because of them but sometimes a decision that goes your way does help you. Particularly when you are near the bottom it would nice to have one that breaks for you.

"But we have made our mistakes and we are where we are because of them but it would have been nice to get a couple of breaks. With a bit of luck the referee could have kept his red card in his pocket. All those little things add up.

"But we are delighted to take a point and keep a clean sheet and with a bit more quality finishing maybe we could have taken all three points.

"Ideally with the position we are in we needed all three players but the most important thing was to take something from the game.

"In the last few weeks we have taken something we have played well but not got the rewards we should have had. If we had scored then I don’t think anyone could have held it against us."

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