Winger Kyel Reid is hoping that Wolverhampton Wanderers' lucky late equaliser in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Cardiff City can spark a return to winning ways for the Coca-Cola Championship leaders.

It was an 81st minute cross from Reid, who is on-loan from West Ham until the end of the season, that goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos dropped into his own net to hand Wolves a draw that lifted them four points clear at the top of the table.

Reid said: "Once I turned and hit the ball I saw it take a deflection, and when the goalkeeper dropped it over the line I was more than happy. The way things have been going for us recently, you need that bit of luck just to turn things around."

Wolves need to "turn things around" even though a glance at the table suggests they are well set for automatic promotion. Worryingly for the Molineux faithful, a run of 10 games with only one win has seen Mick McCarthy's team lose their iron grip on top spot.

They have collected just eight points from the last 30 on offer and have been thankful that the two teams immediately behind them, Birmingham City and Reading, have also been off the boil in recent weeks.

Both of those chasing teams lost on Saturday and Reid said: "Those results had gone for us but we knew that we really needed to win our game. To be fair I thought we deserved more than a draw, but a point is better than nothing and we can kick on from here.

"You just have to get on with things and hopefully this will be the turning point for us. We'll be working hard in training to get ourselves together and get another good run going - and I know we can win promotion if we kick on and do what we need to do."

Since joining Wolves, for whom he may sign on a permanent basis during the close season, Reid has been particularly impressed with striker Sylvan-Ebanks Blake, who opened the scoring on Sunday with his 21st goal of the season.

"Sylvan is a strong player and he's on fire at the moment," said Reid. "Hopefully the ball will keep dropping for him and he'll keep putting it in. You certainly need strikers like that, guys who will put themselves about and score goals at vital times for you."

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