Wolves forward Diogo Jota has been backed to find his shooting boots after his near misses let Brighton off the hook.
The 22-year-old hit the woodwork twice against the Seagulls. First he struck the bar in the first half with a volley from Ruben Neves’s deflected shot, then he headed against the post after the break as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side turned the screw against the Seagulls.
They were rare misses for the hardworking Portuguese, who has scored eight goals this season and had netted in each of the three previous home games in all competitions.
Captain Conor Coady is confident the former Atletico Madrid attacker will not allow the missed chances to affect him.
“No, not at all. People spoke about him at the start of the season and he came roaring back with how he is playing now,” said the skipper.
“He’s not the type of lad who will let things affect him. He will go again on Wednesday against Arsenal. The way him and Raul (Jimenez) are playing at the minute is a pleasure to see and long may that continue.”
Coady believes Jota has part of the club’s record scorer Steve Bull’s make-up in that part of his threat is taking his chances early, to try to catch defenders and goalkeepers by surprise.
“He’s a brilliant footballer and a clever one as well,” added the Liverpudlian. “He knows when he needs to shoot early – you saw him with his header (against the post) – look at how early he jumped for that chance.
“On another day that would have gone in and I thought it was in myself.”
The stalemate was the first time Wolves have drawn 0-0 in the Premier League this season, and their first in the league for almost exactly a year, since the same scoreline against Sheffield Wednesday on April 28 after winning the Championship title.
“We just needed to have scored in the first half to have opened them up a little bit,” admitted Coady “We didn’t and we had to be satisfied with a point.”