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Wolves: Bruno Lage backed to unleash new attacking combination

Wolves: Bruno Lage backed to unleash new attacking combination -Wolves News

Daniel Podence, Raul Jimenez and Pedro Neto can form a ‘formidable’ attack for Bruno Lage and Wolves. 

That’s according to sports journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to GiveMeSport.

The lowdown

Neto didn’t feature in the Premier League this season until the 2-1 win against Leicester City a month ago today, having missed the first six months of the campaign with a long-termknee injury.

He has only started once since he returned from injury, lining up alongside Podence and Hwang Hee-chan in the 2-0 defeat against Crystal Palace earlier this month.

Goalscoring has been something of a problem for Bruno Lage’s side so far in 2021/22. Only five teams – Norwich, Burnley, Brighton, Everton and Watford (four of whom are in relegation contention) – have bagged fewer goals than the Old Gold.

Podence and Jimenez, both of whom are regular starters along with either Hwang or Franisco Trincao, are their most prolific players, but they have only managed six goals apiece.

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However, O’Rourke is confident that the two top scorers and Neto will help Wolves to finish the campaign strongly if they are played together in attack, something which hasn’t happened from the start this season.

Lage’s team currently sit in eighth place and maintain hope of mounting a push for European qualification.

O’Rourke told GiveMeSport: “I’m sure those three will form a formidable attack and help Wolves win a lot of games between now and the end of the season.”

The verdict

Wolves actually deserve credit for picking up so many points without Neto in the team.

The £31.5m-rated winger was their joint-top scorer last season with five goals and also led the way for assists with six. Adrian Clarke has described him as a ‘beautiful’ player, while Alan Shearer branded him a ‘huge talent’.

The 22-year-old’s involvement has been limited since he returned from injury, but it may well be a case of Wolves easing him back in after so long on the sidelines.

If he can start to gain some real sharpness, then he could make the difference for Lage’s team in the fight for European qualification.

In other news, Tim Spiers picked out one ‘atrocious’ aspect of Wolves’ defeat to Leeds


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