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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Connor: Wolves need to give everything

Wolves boss Terry Connor says that all he can ask of his players in their current predicament is that they try to finish the season as best they can.

Wolves, who take on Arsenal at Molineux on Wednesday night, are staring the prospect of relegation from the Premier League in the face after losing their last six matches in a row.

They have sunk to the bottom of the table, six points adrift of safety, and after the Gunners clash they have only five more fixtures to play.

The situation is looking increasingly bleak, but Connor has taken encouragement from recent performances and is simply asking his team to keep it up for the remaining six games - albeit in the knowledge that it may well prove insufficient to save them from the drop.

''That (relegation) might be the outcome at the end of the season, but I'm hoping we can get to 38 games before we can draw a conclusion,'' Connor said. ''We are demanding that the players play the remaining games with a level of performance that can get us some results.

''If two or three is all we can win and we have performed like we have done in the last few games, then I will take that. If it is enough and we stay up, great.

''If not, then the players have given everything over the course of the six games to try to stay up, and that is all I think we can do at this moment in time.''

A meeting with third-placed Arsenal - winners in eight of their last nine league games - would appear to be the last thing Wolves need right now, but Connor is not about to start complaining about how the fixture schedule has panned out.

''It was on the calendar from last summer that we would have to play them, so we will turn up, dust ourselves down and play them,'' Connor said. ''There is no doubt - you will see a Wolves team committed to trying to win a game against Arsenal.

''It doesn't matter when we play them in the season. We knew we would have to and we will be giving our best.''

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