Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has warned his young side they cannot keep relying on the poor form of the teams around them for their survival at the top of the Championship table.
The 1-0 defeat at the hands of lowly Plymouth meant Wolves are now on a run of just one win in 11 games.
Yet defeats for Blues, Reading and Cardiff City at the weekend - and dropped points by Bristol City - meant Wolves' position remained intact.
McCarthy said: "The results went with us again.
"I think all the teams chasing us are capable of putting a run together and we know we are too. We have done it twice before.
"I know form doesn't suggest it, and we have probably got a worse form record at the moment than Plymouth, but Birmingham have only won one in nine and Reading haven't done much better.
"We can't keep relying on that, however, and we must, at some stage, win a game."
McCarthy conceded the performance against the Pilgrims was poor.
"I didn't think on this performance we deserved any good fortune," he said as he saw his side hit by a 38-second sucker punch from Paul Gallagher.
Wolves had two or three possible penalty shouts overturned by referee Carl Boyeson but McCarthy felt that too was down to the performance and the right to earn a bit of luck in decisions.
He said: "I don't think the referee was ever going to give a penalty. You would have had to pick his pocket, mug him and take his clothes and his boots to get anything because I think sometimes officials look at a performance from a club like Plymouth who are scrapping and fighting for their lives and respect them.
"You have to earn it then before you get an absolute stonewaller, although I don't know when a two-handed shove in someone's back (James Mackie on Kyel Reid ) is not a penalty.
"I can talk about that and the scramble at the end but basically we were poor."..SUPL: