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DRFC Ryan - Saunders is right man for Wolves

DRFC Ryan - Saunders is right man for Wolves

Doncaster Rovers chairman says he hopes Wolverhampton Wanderers stick with Dean Saunders if they are relegated to League One this weekend.

Wolves face back-to-back relegations if they fail to beat promotion chasing Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday and even with a win, that might not be enough to keep them in the championship.

Saunders left Doncaster in January with the club level at the top of League One after rebuilding the squad last summer following their relegation from the championship and Ryan believes Saunders is the man to lead the midlands club back up. "If there is one person who can bring Wolves back from League One as champions it is Dean Saunders," Ryan told Sky Sports News.

"He knows League One like the back of his hand.

"He put the Rovers team together that has just won League One. He had very limited resources and he had to get rid of about 20 players at the end of last season. He did a great job for us, which Brian (Flynn) took on and between them they deserve tremendous credit."

I would strongly advise Wolves to stick with Dean and he will get you back into the championship, if results go against Wolves on the final day. It wouldn`t surprise me if Dean led Wolves from League One, if that is where they end up; back to the Premier League within two seasons because he is tremendously enthusiastic, I hope Wolves don`t swap their manager, I hope they back their man."


Saunders took over at Wolves from Ståle Solbakken following their defeat in the FA Cup at non-league Luton Town and with the side in eighteenth place in the championship.

He had to wait until his tenth game in charge for his first win when Wolves beat Millwall 2-0 at the New Den but by then, they were just one point outside the relegation places.

Wolves then won three of their next four games and looked to have turned the corner under Saunders but with teams at the bottom of the championship all winning, they couldn`t put daylight between them and the bottom three.

Despite beating automatic promotion chasing Hull City, they have won just one of their last five games and their 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Burnley last weekend now means they must win their final game at Brighton and hope both Barnsley and Peterborough lose their final games of the season to stand any chance of avoiding relegation.


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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Friday May 3 2013
Time: 4:00PM

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