Date: 2nd May 2016 at 3:12pm
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Head coach Kenny Jackett was again left talking about his frustrations following the draw with Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Making the trip to the City Ground for the penultimate game of the 2015/16 season, and in full knowledge people were craving a win after recent draws, Wolves took the second half advantage through Joe Mason, but they weren’t in the lead long before a Gary Gardner set piece earned the hosts a share of the spoils.

Speaking to the Official Website in his post game press conference, it was very much a case of ‘same old, same old’ from the gaffer.

It was the sixth draw in the last night matches, and now we close the season with a game against Play Off guaranteed Sheffield Wednesday next weekend.

‘A draw was probably the fair result in the end but having taken the lead you are always disappointed not to win. After a tight first half we had our best spell at the start of the second half. It was a great strike from Joe and we had opportunities then to go 2-0 up. But it was an excellent free kick that got Forest the equaliser. The players thought the decision was soft – sometimes they go against you away from home and you can`t do a lot about it. We have conceded a couple now with Snodgrass at Hull as well and it gives the opposition that opportunity. It would be nice for us to get into some similar scoring positions and get some free kicks ourselves.’

With a youthful line up once again compared to Forest’s very experienced side, Jackett felt that was a plus moving forward though for the club, because they will learn from it and it was only that experience that he felt Forest edged us on.

‘I think we have got some inexperience and some naivety in the team and in the squad. And it was that edge that Forest had over us. We did have some youth and energy and that showed in the second half. We are keen to show we have got some good players here and can finish off strongly going into next season.’

He had to concede though it was another draw and the simple fact is the club have drawn way too many games this year.

‘It is another draw for us and we couldn`t quite get over the line to getting the win. We have drawn too many games in this run and that is frustrating. We have to keep going and find the right balance in the team because we have some good players. At times we look inexperienced for the division and sides like Forest have got that experience. We need to address and adjust now – we have lost a lot of forwards and a lot of creative players.’

Moving towards the end of the press conference, he confirmed Kevin McDonald was left out, but Bjorn Sigurdarson had a groin issue and Adam Le Fondre had a muscle problem, so had been ruled out.

He did however want to speak more about Mason’s goal.

‘It was a good goal from Joe and he has to keep persevering. And for us we have to find the right combinations around him. If we do that he can score goals and he has shown that and he is a player that gets chance. I was pleased with James Henry as well. Physically he worked very hard to try and support Joe and had a good chance as well at 1-0. He is in a good place right now – he has had a good season and is showing a lot of enthusiasm to want to play for Wolves.’

With one game left, he also spoke about the travelling fans and his desire to give the home fans three points to close the year out.

‘The fans were great again today and it is a credit to them how they get behind the team. It was a terrific following which we all appreciate and we are disappointed we didn`t win the game. We look forward now to next week`s game and trying to finish with a win. We want to show optimism for next season and we want to win the game. Giving young players experience is good but those young players have to be good enough to play in the Championship. Right now sides like Forest have a little bit more experience and nous than us but at different times in the game our athleticism showed up very well.’

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