15 games to go and we probably need to win at least a third of them.
That takes us up to 50 points and then a handful of draws should see us safe from total catastrophe.
Molineux holds the key with winnable matches against Blues, Rotherham, Forest, Blackburn and Preston still to come.
I think we’ll just about get there but panic will really set in if we don’t start putting points on the board soon.
Looking at how things are going for Birmingham and Gianfranco Zola this has the feeling of a must-win.
After we brushed them aside at the start of the season I couldn’t believe Gary Rowett managed to get Blues right up towards the top six again.
I was even more staggered that the club then decided to dispense with his services for seemingly no good reason at all.
They’ve been sinking like a stone ever since and come into this game (like Wolves) on the back of three straight losses.
Zola has only managed one win in 14 matches and suffered 9 defeats in a thus far traumatic return to management.
I always thought Rowett was getting the maximum out of a very average group of players, so it’s no great surprise the Italian has fallen short.
He’s started to bring in his own players and adjust the way they play, but that transition will never happen quickly so regardless of what happens in this game, I think they’re in for a bumpy ride between now and May.
It’s disappointing that Connor Ronan has been all but ruled out for the remainder of the season. He’s been consistently very good.
The above is what I reckon the starting lineup might be if Joe Mason is fit enough to play.
He is the only striker / number 10 who seems to consistently get into good positions to score so has to play.
I like Enobakhare but end product has been in short supply despite some good runs and link up play.
We’ve lost four games in a row and only scored one goal in that time, so we’re not in a good place.
The performances against Newcastle and Chelsea weren’t too bad, but Burton and Wigan were as bad as it gets.
My concern is that this game pans out more like the latter and we’re frustrated by another team who can’t buy a win.
I think we should win but I don’t have a lot of confidence so I’m climbing on the fence.
Up The Wolves!
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