Wolves assistant manager Terry Connor has backed Roger Johnson to win over the clubs supporters.

The 29-year old defender struggled in his debut season at the Molineux last term, which included some off-field misdemeanours, but Connor is tipping him to become a key player for the club despite the fact he dropped him whilst in charge last campaign.

Johnson applauded travelling fans after Wolves' pre-season win over Walsall on Saturday and Connor suggests that is a good sign ahead of the upcoming season in the Championship.

"It was nice to see," said Connor.

"Most of the players applauded the fans and we'd expect Roger to do that and it was a positive response from the fans. We're into a new season so let's just crack on with it.

"Roger has got to get in the team and play well. If he does that, then like everyone else, you win fans over.

"That's Roger's challenge - to be in the team and play well when he's in there. If you play well fans tend to take to you."

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