Chris Iwelumo talks about Wolves strikers’ frustration

15 04 2010

Wolves reverted to a 4-5-1 formation following the home defeat to Manchester City in December.

Striker Chris Iwelumo admits the change of formation this season has worked wonders this season despite playing in the previous shape.

Iwelumo recently returned from a loan spell at Bristol City and is now challenging for a start in the first team. He says the change in formation was and still is for the good of the team.

The Scot said: “We were at a stage when we were playing 4-4-2 and were playing some really good football.

“Against Manchester City I was up there with Doyler up top and the team did really well but we still got beat. The gaffer said that as well as we were playing we just couldn’t get the results and so he mixed it up and changed things around and it’s worked.

“At the end of the day you can’t complain if the team are doing well and getting points. The 4-3-3 or 4-5-1 has worked so well and has put us into the position we are in this season.

Iwelumo has made 11 league appearances this season and thinks Wolves have now got a great balance to their play.

“The whole objective of the season is to stay in the league and we’ve come a long way towards doing that in the last couple of months. The team are playing well and are confident and I think teams facing us now know they are going to get a football game.

“Everyone has stepped up and played their part and we’ve got a good balance now.

“Everyone has played their part and everyone has benefitted from this season whether they’ve been in the team or trying to get in.

“Training has been good and of a really high standard. We’ve always known it’s a squad game and it’s just unlucky for the strikers that Kevin Doyle has done so well and doesn’t need a rest! I don’t know what he’s eating or what he’s drinking but it’s working well for him!”

*Wolves have now sold out their 2,4oo allocation of tickets for the final away game at Portsmouth.