Huddersfield manager Mark Robins hailed two-goal substitute Jermaine Beckford after his side boosted their battle to beat the drop with a crucial 3-1 npower Championship victory against relegation rivals Wolves at Molineux.

The Terriers recovered from a nightmare start when Stephen Ward gave Wolves a fourth-minute lead to be inspired to victory by second-half substitute Beckford as they moved two points clear of the relegation zone, with the former Leeds striker bagging two after Sean Scannell equalised.

Robins said: "You can't ask anymore from him and that from him is what you expect. That is him. You got a cameo there of why he played in the Premier League.

"He is Premier League quality and he has Premier League talent. What is frustrating for me at the moment is that I want to see that more often.

"I really want to see him performing like that. I think he owes that to himself, his family and the supporters who are paying money to watch him.

"It is a shame if he doesn't perform like that. He is an outstanding talent. We saw that against Wolves and hopefully we can get that out of him for the rest of the season. He was absolutely superb."

Defeat does little to help Wolves' hopes of staying up and their home meeting with Hull on Tuesday is hardly a banker with City on the verge of the Premier League.

Manager Dean Saunders said: "It was a really disappointing result because it was such a big game. But what we have to do now is win on Tuesday (against Hull City) and hope the results are reversed.

"We have to probably win three games out of the last four which we are capable of doing and we have done it in the past.

"Against Huddersfield I thought we kept battling even when we had a man off. We kept going and we didn't roll over, which we could have and got beaten by six like Barnsley."