I do think Wolves have better players than every other team in the bottom half of the league.
But putting it all together on a semi-consistent basis has been a big problem all season.
We’ve also got too many players of very similar ability levels who bring different things to the table, which is why managers keep tinkering trying to find the right combination.
Assuming we do stay up, the decks need to be swept over the summer. Shedding six or seven players is as important as adding the three or four we obviously need.
Until then, I can’t foresee us consistently picking up results with our mix and match lineups.
I had one eye on the Fulham Blackburn game while Wolves were turning things around at Griffin Park.
They twice took the lead and had most of the ball as you might imagine, but Blackburn gave as good as they got in the second half and deserved their point.
Wolves have to do exactly what they did against Brentford and stop Fulham getting into their passing rhythm.
They’ve really gathered momentum over the last 10 games and if they’d held on against Blackburn they’d be in the top six.
I thought they looked really good at Molineux in that 4-4 draw, but they’re definitely still vulnerable at the back.
They’ve got where they are with decent form home and away so Craven Cottage is by no means a fortress. We should have a chance.
It’s another case of stick or twist for Paul Lambert. Does he persevere with the starting lineup that did well at Brentford but couldn’t break through or bring in some of the players who helped turn it around?
I don’t really mind either way, but we’ve got to try and get something like a settled side for the final run-in.
And the above line up isn’t too bad when you’ve got the likes of Marshall and Cavaleiro in reserve to introduce as we did in midweek.
Also worth remembering that the above eleven did the business at Anfield (with just one change) too so they have some pedigree.
It would be great to get a result here ahead of the international break. We’d then be heading into two winnable homes games with real confidence.
Can’t see us keeping Fulham out but if Lambert can extract another high intensity performance from the group, we should be able to inflict some damage ourselves.
I’ll go for half of what we saw at Molineux in December – 2-2.
Up The Wolves!