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O'Hara calls for self-belief

Jamie O'Hara has urged Wolves to discover their belief as they look to drag themselves away from the wrong end of the npower Championship table.

Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to Blackpool leaves new boss Dean Saunders yet to taste victory in three matches since his appointment, with Wanderers now winless in six league games and having registered just three victories in their previous 19.

The Black Country club currently sit 18th in the table, seven points off the drop zone, and midfielder O'Hara is calling for his team-mates to have faith in their methods as they aim to put a string of results together.

"It is difficult to put a finger on what has happened this season," he told the club's official website. "In training we are working on how we want to play and it all looks good.

"Maybe sometimes we are just not believing in what we are doing when we are out there in games. We need to be confident that what we are doing will get us results.

"It may take time with a new manager coming in with new ideas but we have to have the belief."

Meanwhile, Wolves' 11-goal leading scorer Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, who is out of contract in the summer, is being heavily linked with a move to Championship rivals Crystal Palace ahead of the close of the January transfer window on Thursday night.

Palace boss Ian Holloway has money to spend following the sale of Wilfried Zaha to Manchester United and managed Ebanks-Blake during the pair's time together at Plymouth.