Solbakken aware of task
Wolves boss has no complaints with Leeds defeat
Last Updated: August 18, 2012 4:09pm
Wolves boss Stale Solbakken knows he has a big job on his hands after going down to Leeds, while Neil Warnock praised his players after starting the new season with a victory.
Luciano Becchio's first-half header was enough to condemn Wolves to defeat in their first game back in the Championship.
Wolves crashed out of the Premier League last season after returning just five wins from 38 games and, while admitting that his new charges did not deserve to take anything from the game, Solbakken also conceded it may take some time for them to shed the habit of losing matches.
"The only way you can change it (the mentality) is to win that first game and get that winning feeling," admitted Solbakken.
"You can say that you can work hard blah, blah, blah, but you have to win that first game. Today was a fair result, there were not many chances in the game. Leeds protected their penalty area well when they went in front. I have no complaints.
"We are trying to find a winning formula. The team lost many games last season, maybe one win in 26 or 27. But now we have two home games and maybe we can get it then."
Unsettled striker Steven Fletcher missed the defeat at Elland Road with Sunderland having a couple of bids rejected for the Scot.
Solbakken claimed Fletcher was absent due to injury and that there were no developments regarding his future.
"Fletcher has an injury and he is not with us, that is all I have on that that is useful," added Solbakken.
Warnock was delighted to see his Leeds side get off to a winning start against one of their promotion rivals.
"They deserve a lot of credit," Warnock said of his players.
"We have a few niggles around the place and when you looked at our players and theirs, we were half the size of them, so we've done well.
"You have to do what we did today. The Championship is a different league to the top level. The players loved the atmosphere and playing in front of a big crowd. That was something I didn't think we had about us last year."