Wolves supporters who jeered their side off the pitch in Tuesday's lacklustre draw with Southampton have been assured their frustration was shared by the players.
And if the mood in on the terraces and in the dressing room was one of despondency, manager Mick McCarthy has admitted he was incensed at his team throwing the game away. Wolves twice took the lead against The Saints before allowing their visitors to come back into the game.
McCarthy later said there could be "no excuses" for a performance that should have given Wolves three valuable points to lift them back into play-off contention.
He said: "I was raging at the end. I was devastated that we threw two points away and there are no excuses. We weren't good but that happens in the Championship, and having got ourselves in front it should have been job done."
Wolves' defender Kevin Foley was equally frustrated by the result, particularly as he was penalised for a foul on David McGoldrick which resulted in referee Colin Webster awarding Southampton a penalty.
Ireland international Foley said: "All the lads were devastated. In the last couple of games we've scrapped out good results away from home and we felt against Southampton we'd done enough to do the same again.
"I was very surprised with the penalty decision. When I heard the whistle I thought the referee was blowing up for a dive or something. I just stood my ground and went shoulder to shoulder and even their lad said he couldn't believe it was a penalty.
"And it was on the edge of the box. Referees usually give it as a free kick but he gave it straight as a penalty and none of us could believe it.
"We're all disappointed with their second equaliser. It seemed like a free header and we'll have to look at it on the video. We'll figure out why he should get a free header especially when they were down to ten men." n After a mundane opening period between Wolves reserves and Stoke City last night, the Molineux side moved up a gear after the break to secure victory thanks to goals from Mark Salmon and Jay Bothroyd.