Wolves manager Dean Saunders today warned his players not to have any regrets in Saturday’s pivotal clash against Burnley.
Wolves could be all-but relegated or be on their way to survival depending on how they fare in their Molineux swansong and how other results go this weekend.
Boss Saunders is urging his squad to produce a supreme effort in the final two matches which will determine their fate, with a last-day trip to Brighton to come.
He said: "There are certain games in your career where you have to produce a performance.
“We can’t afford to have two or three players not turning up on Saturday. Everyone has got to be there, bringing their ‘A’ game and doing what they’re good at.
"We can’t afford the game to bypass anyone where they are not touching the ball.
“We can’t afford people coming off and saying ‘what exactly have you done today?’
“Everyone has to play their part. It’s a case of ‘don’t come in the dressing room afterwards and moan about this or that’. There’s no point.
“We need to get it right. The players, as a group, know how much it means and personally how much it means to them.
“I’m sure they don’t want to be playing in League One next season.”
Saunders added: “How do you play in a World Cup final? You’ve got millions of people watching, there’s loads at stake and they’re all one-off cup games and you have to produce.
“If you get picked to play for England, you’ve got to go on that pitch thinking ‘this might be my last chance, so I’ve got to play well’.”
Saunders warned the consequences of Wolves falling through the relegation trap-door could well cost players more than just Championship status.
He said: "Some of them play for their countries and a lot of them have played in the Premier League.
“A lot of them are still under contract after this season and going into League One is not good for their careers and they know that.
“We need the bounce of the ball and we need the referee to be right.”Subscribe to our Newsletter