Wolves: Ben Marshall says Championship strugglers must keep believing

Ben Marshall
Ben Marshall joined Wolves from Blackburn on 31 January

Wolves winger Ben Marshall is convinced that the Championship strugglers will get out of trouble if they simply keep believing in each other.

Paul Lambert's side ended ended a six-game losing run in all competitions when they drew 0-0 at Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town on Tuesday.

They are just a point clear of trouble going into Saturday's key home game against bottom club Rotherham United.

But Marshall remains upbeat, telling BBC WM: "I'm sure we'll be all right."

Saturday's seemingly doomed Molineux visitors Rotherham are 19 points adrift of safety at the foot of the Championship table, having picked up just one away point out of a possible 54 this season.

"We've just got to keep believing," Marshall said. "I'm sure as soon as we get that win and get some confidence, we'll kick on.

"Team spirit is good. You go in the dressing room and you wouldn't think we are where we are.

"People can see the performances are there. We're just lacking someone to put the ball in the back of the net.

"We've now just got to take parts of our performance into Saturday," added Marshall, 25, who joined in January from Blackburn Rovers, now one of Wolves' main relegation rivals.

Five reasons to be cheerful at Molineux

  • Wolves have two games in hand on the majority of their rivals at the wrong end of the Championship table. They have 12 games left to play, while most of the rest have only 10.
  • Saturday's opponents Rotherham have not won at Molineux for 97 years. Since a 1-0 victory way back in April 1920, the very first meeting between the two clubs, the Millers have lost 13 and drawn just four of their subsequent 17 visits.
  • After a nine-game absence which has coincided with their slide down the table, Wolves now have Ivan Cavaleiro available again after a knee injury. He was an unused substitute at Ipswich on Tuesday and is expected to figure against the Millers.
  • Wolves also finally have the benefit of centre-back Mike Williamson's experience after his troubled year with injury. He is available again after missing the Ipswich game through suspension, after his first league start for 16 months ended with a late red card for a second booking in the defeat at Reading.
  • Throughout their poor run of results since winning at Barnsley on 31 January, just three days after their FA Cup fourth-round win over Liverpool at Anfield, boss Paul Lambert insists that Wolves have actually been playing well without reward.

Ben Marshall was talking to BBC WM's Mike Taylor.

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