Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Ryan Bennett has issued a rallying cry to his team-mates ahead of this weekend’s match against Cardiff City.

As reported by the Express and Star, Bennett is keen to avoid another ‘blip’ following Tuesday night’s below-par performance at Huddersfield Town.

Wolves succumbed to defeat in West Yorkshire, with Steve Mounie scoring the only goal of the match in the first minute of stoppage time.

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More disappointingly, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men failed to register a shot on target at the John Smith’s Stadium and the Terriers have now completed the double over Wolves, which are two of their three top-flight wins this term.

Cardiff are also in the battle against relegation, sitting 18th with 25 points to their name, two less than 17th-placed Southampton with 10 matches to play.

Speaking ahead of the match, Bennett reassured supporters that the players would not be underestimating their opponents.

The 28-year-old said:

We’ve had a blip before for a longer time than one game – we don’t want that to happen again.  They’re games you look at and people think they’re easy, but there are no easy games in this league. We know that as a group of players. We’ve come out on top more times than not this season, it’s up to us to work hard this week and put Tuesday to bed by getting the three points. Tuesday wasn’t a very good game from both teams, it probably wasn’t very good to watch. We’ve managed to grind those results out recently. At certain times this season, we’ve kept going and scored late. Unfortunately this time we got done in the last minute. It was difficult to take.

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