Wolves could have eight players back from injuries and other absences in the coming weeks, according to reliable journalist Tim Spiers.
The Lowdown: Wolves injury-plagued this season
Wanderers may be having a good season but they have had to battle on with multiple key players injured throughout the campaign.
Saturday’s FA Cup exit at the hands of Norwich City arguably wasn’t helped by the unavailability of several players due to injuries and international duty.
However, as a pivotal period in the season approaches, a positive update has emerged regarding Wolves’ injury situation.
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The Latest: Spiers makes positive Wolves injury claim
He tweeted: “In a few weeks Bruno Lage could have eight more players available who couldn’t start on Saturday. There are a few ‘ifs’ there. But at a crucial stage of the season, Wolves looked short against Norwich.”
The players to whom he was referring are Pedro Neto, Jonny, Yerson Mosquera, Hwang Hee-chan, Willy Boly (injured), Romain Saiss, Raul Jimenez (international duty) and Francisco Trincao (virus), as he confirmed in a later tweet.
The Verdict: Season-defining period?
This is a massive spell in Wolves’ season – one which could determine whether or not they are genuine contenders for a European finish – with the visit of Arsenal and a trip to Tottenham both coming later this week. They also travel to face the Gunners in a rescheduled fixture later in February.
If Wanderers can come through those games unbeaten – ideally with a win or two as well – they should still be in a healthy position as key players return to Bruno Lage’s squad.
Conversely, defeats to their direct rivals for European qualification, off the back of the weekend’s FA Cup loss, would suddenly leave Wolves’ season looking a whole lot bleaker. How quickly the returning players get back into action could define how the remainder of their campaign players out, especially considering the immediately forthcoming opposition.
In other news, Wolves have been backed to sign one player this summer. Find out who it is here.