Wolves: Jez Moxey says 'There's nobody more angry than me'

Jez Moxey

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey insists that he is just as angry as the Championship club's fans at the way this season has turned out.

Ahead of Saturday's home clash against relegation rivals Huddersfield, Wolves are just a point clear of danger.

"The fans are extremely angry and have every right to be," Moxey told BBC WM.

"There's nobody more angry than I am. I don't remember a time in my career when I've been so upset, so miserable, so disappointed, so frustrated."

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I've never been so miserable - Moxey

Wolves, relegated from the Premier League a year ago, would be in an even worse mess but for the three wins they clocked up either side of Easter, having finally found their feet under Dean Saunders, the man brought in to replace Stale Solbakken as manager in January.

But their season-long injury woes have got no better, having become badly hampered by the loss of six players - Bakary Sako, Dave Edwards, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Carl Ikeme, Razak Boukari and David Davis - who will miss the run-in.

And last Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Bolton threw up more doubts over their survival chances.

"We shouldn't be where we are," admitted Moxey. "It's been a massive disappointment and a massive underachievement. Everyone knows that.

"But we share the same feelings that the fans think we don't have.

"We all take the rap. The chairman, the directors, the management, the players. Everybody has played a part in us being where we are.

"It's not been good enough, but we've got to get through these last five games, regroup, put this season behind us and look more positively to the future."

Fans were frustrated by Wolves' failure not to bring in any new players in the January window and a comparative lack of activity since, with Saunders signing defenders Kaspars Gorkss and Jack Robinson on loan in February and forward Nouha Dicko on last month's loan deadline day.

That and the club's disappointing season has had an impact at the box office, with figures revealing that the take-up on Wolves' annual 'Early Bird' season ticket offer is 26% down.

But Moxey said: "I'm just glad we've got 9,000 fans who have renewed their season tickets.

"We're in a blame culture. Everyone's looking for a scapegoat, someone to pin the blame on. But we've got broad shoulders.

"It must be Morgan's fault as he's the owner. It must be Moxey's fault as he doesn't want to spend any money.

"But, if the fans knew what we felt and why we have had to make the decisions we do, they'd have a different view.

"We're where we are as our team hasn't been good enough.

"But, primarily, there was simply a lack of available players who the management thought would improve the squad.

"People think you can click your fingers and they'll come because we're Wolves.

"It's not as easy to attract players as people think it is. It is more difficult to bring in players when you're having a bad season."

Interview by BBC WM's Mark Regan.

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