Kenny Jackett reckons ten matches offer requisite evidence for the league table to paint a fair and accurate picture.
Victory tomorrow in game ten will put his side top of the Championship table.
But win, lose or draw, Wolves can feel pretty good about their immediate prospects.
Nine solid performances, 18 hard earned points in the bank and absolutely zero evidence that last season’s shining stars are struggling to make the grade.
Goals might have been in short supply prior to Sunday’s bonanza, but in almost every other respect it’s been business as usual for Kenny and co.
Chris Powell has a job on his hands up in Yorkshire with the Terriers languishing at the bottom end of the table in a league where easy points for struggling sides are often in short supply.
They’ve got enough firepower in the shape of former Bradford man Nahki Wells, Championship stalwart John Stead and Grant Holt, freshly loaned in from Wigan.
But goals conceded has been a problem and the 19 they’ve shipped thus far means only Fulham (20) have a worse defence.
Mark Hudson was brought in to help plug the gaps and he’ll hope his second trip to Molineux this season ends better than his last outing for Cardiff, when his comical own goal surrendered the points with the final kick of the game.
The answer to the question we’ve all been asking is Yannick Sagbo. The Hull striker was a surprising addition and I for one don’t know anywhere near enough about him to make a snap judgment. But he hasn’t come to sit on the bench, so we’ll all get the chance to judge.
If Nouha Dicko is available, I would expect him to start with Leon Clarke still struggling to make an impact. Sagbo will presumably make the bench at the very least so it will be intriguing to see who Kenny Jackett omits from the squad to make space.
There’s a question mark over Matt Doherty’s fitness and if he doesn’t recover in time, Sam Ricketts and Ethan Ebanks-Landell are waiting in the wings. I’d like to see the skipper finally given a run out personally.
Options galore for Kenny tomorrow though and with the squad further strengthened, it’s just a matter of getting the balance right, which can often be easier said than done.
Well done to the handful of people who predicted a draw at the Mad Stad. At one point or another, everyone probably felt confident their prediction was going to come to fruition.
I think Wolves will win this one to continue a 100% start to the season at Molineux.
Maintaining performance levels at home will be crucial too, as away wins are harder to come by in the Championship than they were in League One.
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