Date: 20th December 2016 at 6:17am
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Manager Paul Lambert has given a glowing assessment of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ performance against Nottingham Forest this weekend as we picked up another three points.

Travelling to the City Ground for the weekend’s action, Wolves took the two nil victory courtesy of goals from Helder Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro, and for Lambert he felt it was nothing less than we deserved given the overall showing on the day.

Speaking to the Official Website in his post game press conference a clearly happy gaffer explained.

‘I thought we were excellent today and we dominated the ball. The only criticism I had was that in the first half we weren`t penetrating enough with that front three that we have got. We were passing the ball around really well and then the first real attack we had saw a great goal from Helder. That is what I said at half time because we were dominating the ball and just needed to be a bit more intense with it to get it in the back of the net. And then in the second half we were terrific.’

Lambert went on to say.

‘We have had a lot of games lately and had travelled to Cardiff in the week so it was a big compliment to the team to play so well today. We look a threat going forward and that front three of Dicko, Costa and Cavaleiro have got great pace and are three big players for us. When they get going we are difficult to stop. We also looked comfortable at the back, Price came in and dominated the ball for us and I think the whole team in general was excellent.’

With Bright Enobakhare coming into the starting line up as well and impressing once more, there was also a debut for Connor Ronan as a late substitute and Lambert was also pleased from a youth aspect.

‘I was delighted with the two young lads as well. Bright has played for me before but he came back in and did really well. He is a young kid but he has so much talent and he is exciting. Connor came on for his debut and did great – he is going to be a terrific player. There are some big plusses from today`s game and some really good signs.’

With a break now until the post Christmas fixtures, Lambert was delighted to go into that lull with a victory keeping spirits high, and then it was about ensuring we go into 2017 with this run of form continuing and he again spoke of being pleased with efforts of the team since he came through the door.

‘We`ve got nine days until the next game so it was good to get a win. We`ve been playing well, the only half I was disappointed with was the second half at Cardiff. Other than that we have always been in games. We have come here against a team that was on a little but of a roll lately so to get the win was excellent. We are starting to unearth one or two things now and you can see things are happening and we are trying to take steps forward. I am not saying we are going to do everything great in such a short space of time but the main thing is that we can make some progress.’

As for the two goalscorers on the day, he went on to say that clearly there was more to come from both of them as they continued to adapt to life in the country and the Championship.

‘Cavaleiro was a real threat. I have said before that sometimes you pay big money for someone and people think he can come in and hit the ground running. It is never that easy and, especially for a foreign player, it might take a little bit of time. I was a foreign player myself, and I was fortunate to walk into a team full of world class stars and I had a little time to adjust. Cavaleiro is starting to find his feet now like Costa has done. It was a great first goal from Helder – he`s got great feet as he has shown in other games like QPR as well. And when he can get going and get a run at players he is a real threat. I think we just need to find a balanced squad and that will help everyone.’

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