Put him in

Mundane soundbites are what we’ve all come to expect during the week, so it was a refreshing change to finally hear David Davis being talked up.

Chesterfield boss John Sheridan was keen to praise Davis after his loan spell was cut short:

Ready for action

“David did really well for us during his short time with us and it’s a big blow, he is a kid that could play at a higher level. He’s been a big part of what we’ve done in the last few games, and getting to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final of course.”

“But he’s Wolves’ player and he’s going back to play in the first team. I hope he gets his chance to play in the Premier League.”

The Chesterfield fans were equally gutted to see him leave.

With Karl Henry injured, Guedioura exiled and Jonnson seemingly declared not fit for purpose there’s a strong possibility the youngster will be handed his Premier League debut against Blackburn.

And I say he should play from the start.

Why not?

After the Craven Cottage catastrophe, TC’s options are severely limited and I think Davies could offer a timely boost to both the Molineux crowd and his fellow-players.

The supporters are desperate to see a home-grown talent and getting one of our own out there on Saturday would give all us something to unite behind.

As for the players, well they just look exhausted don’t they?

We need a fresh injection of energy and a confidence lift. You would imagine Davis at the very least would provide these two things.

I admit it’s not ideal given the magnitude of the fixture but even from a purely tactical viewpoint, without the services of Henry and Frimpong, we’re lacking any sort of athleticism or defensive cover in the midfield.

O’Hara and Milijas are capable footballers but without someone to put in the leg work, only the worst aspects of their game come to light.

Foley can ‘do a job’ but he’s hardly the combative, physical presence we need right now, as demonstrated by his performance on Sunday.

Something has to change and drastic times call for drastic measures.

I think we’ve arrived at that particular juncture.

So come on TC – put him in.