Amongst the muck and nettles of Championship football nothing fits better than Wellington boots.
Unlike his predecessor that’s exactly what Dean Saunders is – appropriate footwear.
And you sense this group of players are more comfortable trudging through the fields than attempting to glide across them.
The new manager’s first team selection was somehow bold and cautious.
Bold for bringing Ronald Zubar in from the cold and handing a league debut to Jake Cassidy.
Cautious for a midfield selection that favoured hard graft over guile and craft.
Featuring a full back and two holding players, it was little surprise the approach was labored and sluggish.
Only Bakary Sako offered any sort of incision, too often fending off the challenges or galloping into space, only to find an absence of available options.
Doyle and Cassidy got the ball quicker as promised, but that usually meant chasing hopeful punts and lost causes.
Still, the appetite had returned and Blackburn were nearly swept away by a wave of enthusiasm and commitment.
But the crippling frailties remain. For all the hurrying and hassling, loose passes and indecision continually invite the opposition in.
From Ikeme’s misplaced pass to Ward’s needless foul and Sako’s lazy hanging leg, Rovers were gifted the initiative.
Huff and puff was eventually rewarded with the much-needed sprinkle of quality Jamie O’Hara’s left boot provided.
Roger Johnson isn’t everyone’s idea of a hero, but that’s the second time this season he’s saved the day, always looking the only likely candidate to connect.
The agricultural point was a deserved one and although the football was often as ugly as a farmer’s wife, Molineux approved.
And for the first time in while, it felt comfortable under foot.