Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo fires warning ahead of West Brom derby clash

Wolves have conceded nine goals from set pieces in 18 games and boss Nuno Espirito Santo is not happy (Image: PA)

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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has urged his side to improve their set-piece defending or risk derby misery.

Wanderers are preparing for their first Black Country clash since February 2012 when West Brom visit on Saturday.

Nuno's men are out of form after five games without a win in the Premier League.

A 2-1 home defeat to Everton on Tuesday night means they have not had a clean sheet in the league since October.

Wolves conceded late on from a corner against the Toffees when Michael Keane headed in a dramatic winner.

Michael Keane headed a late winner for Everton at Molineux on Tuesday night from a corner
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It was the ninth goal Wolves have conceded from set-pieces this season and only Leeds have conceded more.

Nuno knows new Baggies boss Sam Allardyce is likely to look to exploit the frailty when his men visit.

Nuno reflected: “My mind is trying to find solutions so we can compete again strong on Saturday against West Brom.

"Defensively, it's something we have to do very fast.

“The Everton game was decided on a set-piece which required more focus, being more aggressive in our box.

Sam Allardyce will look to exploit Wolves' frailties at the back with West Brom on Saturday
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"The boys tried hard, very hard, but we're frustrated because it's happened to us too many times.

"We're disappointed because we should defend better.

“That's what I'm disappointed in and what we're going to work on so we don't repeat the same mistakes.

"Conceding is a problem as the intention is always to have a clean sheet, be compact and organised.

"When you concede, it requires more on the offensive part of the game. We have to find solutions in ourselves."

Struggling Albion stunned champions Liverpool with a smash and grab in a 1-1 draw last month at Anfield when defender Semi Ajayi headed in after a late free-kick.

Wolves boss Nuno will now assess the loss to Everton to work out how his side can improve this weekend.

He added: “We will look at this game and analyse then prepare the following days for the next one.”

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