George Elokobi has been getting a rough ride from Wolves fans in recent weeks. I agree that sometimes he has been frustrating with his passing but the big left-back was the star of the show in the 0-0 draw at Fulham.
If there was an award for tackle-of-the season, he would surely have it in the bag.
George robbed Duff of the ball inside the area, preventing a one-on-one with the keeper and an almost certain goal – probably the winner.
Fans who have doubted Elokobi should remember his history. We signed him from Colchester for peanuts, he picked up an injury that put him out for almost a year and then suddenly he has to slot in to a defence in the Premier League.
Surprise, surprise - he needed some time to settle. Did the idiot fans booing him think it would help? It is a credit to him that he has got in to his stride so fast.
George’s tackle was one of many highlights for the Wolves defence at Craven Cottage where the home side are formidable. Yes we need to score goals urgently, but clean sheets are giving us weekly steps towards survival. If we stay up then a resolute defence is something we can build on by bringing in more attacking quality.
Elokobi was the hero on Saturday but the back four have been outstanding almost all season.
Look at the teams who have failed to beat us – Villa, Everton, Fulham, Stoke, Tottenham – all established Premier League sides and many of them high scorers too.
So let’s get another clean sheet against Blackburn lads, and a goal to go with it. Depending on that result and Hull’s match against Villa this week, we could be safe by this time next week.