Stearman predicts Wolves fight
Old heads can keep basement boys up, says defender
Last Updated: March 30, 2012 1:30pm
Richard Stearman: Wolves defender backing his side's fighting qualities to stave off relegation
Wolves defender Richard Stearman reckons the Premier League's bottom club have enough experience to fight their way out of the relegation zone.
The Molineux men host fourth-bottom Bolton on Saturday in a huge match at the foot of the table.
Last weekend's defeat at Norwich left Terry Connor's men, who have claimed just one point in their last six matches, four points adrift of their opponents.
A fifth straight loss against the Trotters would leave Wolves facing an uphill challenge to preserve their top-flight status with just seven games left.
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But Stearman is confident the players who got Wolves promoted in 2009 will dig the club out of trouble.
"These are players who got us up and have kept us up and these are the type of characters we need to show those fighting qualities."
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"There are a good few people who have been in our dressing room for a few years," said the 24-year-old.
"These are players who got us up and have kept us up and these are the type of characters we need to show those fighting qualities.
"Hopefully that will come through against Bolton and those qualities will stand us in good stead."
Under-pressure Wolves have not won in front of their own fans since early December - losing their last six.
"Bolton is a game we must win and it will put a lot of pressure on us if we don't," Stearman told the Express and Star.
"There's still hope and there's no point us thinking 'it's over - let's chuck the towel in'.
"If we win, we're one point behind Bolton and it becomes a completely different story."