Date: 5th December 2016 at 9:56pm
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Manager Paul Lambert has reflected on last weekend’s victory over Queens Park Rangers and whilst accepting the three points, he still felt the scoreline should’ve been greater.

Making the trip to Loftus Road for the weekend’s action, Wolverhampton Wanderers got back to winning ways with a two one victory courtesy of goals from Dave Edwards and Helder Costa and whilst not keeping the cleansheet with their late consolation goal in the game, as Lambert met with the Official Website in his post game press conference, he knew that with the chances we had on the day the scoreline really should’ve been greater.

‘I am delighted to win the game and thought we deserved to win the game. We had chances to put the game out of sight including several one-on-ones. The way we played the game from start to finish was good considering we are just in the door. It is great to create chances – but even better if you score. I thought we should have scored. We just need to show some more composure and we would have done. Bodvarsson had a chance, Helder, and Doc as well. We scored two really good goals with a great move and finish from Dave and a brilliant run from Helder. I`ll take 2-1, but if I am really being critical we should have won by more.’

With the end of the game and the stoppage time needing Wolves to remain strong at the back given the lift the hosts had with their one goal back, Lambert also pointed to that as being a reason why we should’ve got the three or four goal margin as they wouldn’t have had the lift they did then – but equally he was pleased with the defensive efforts at that stage of the game.

‘What happened at the end comes when they score a goal and have the crowd behind them. That would never have happened if we`d taken our one on one chances. But it is a good win from what is always a difficult place to come.’

With Ivan Cavaleiro, Nouha Dicko and Helder Costa lining up upfront in the game, Lambert went on to say he was expecting far more from each other them in the near future.

‘Helder has probably hit the ground running more than Ivan. They both have a talent, but the culture here is different from them coming to a new country. They have a wee bit to learn as they are young guys in a new environment in one of the most difficult leagues with the number of games. There is a lot more to come from them. The two of them were a real threat tonight and that is why I picked them. And I was pleased with Nouha as well, who was also a threat on the night.’

Since coming into the club Lambert has now overseen a win, draw and defeat from his opening three games, and he’s hoping QPR is a sign of more to come.

‘The club has had a really hard start and then changed manager and you have to come in and try and make it a better feeling. Four points so far, including two away games, is a decent start. A point away at Preston was a good start. We lost against Sheffield Wednesday who are a good side who I think will be in the top six but we were in the game against them. And tonight I thought we deserved to win.’

He ended with word of praise for the fans.

‘I was also delighted for the fans tonight. We let them down on Saturday when there was nearly 30,000 of them. It was great to win tonight. They travelled a long way and have to go back for work tomorrow and it`s good to send them back with a smile on their faces.’

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