I really wanted to wait until Tuesday morning to write this blog.
Only then will we know precisely what Wolves have and haven’t done in the transfer window.
But with my own deadlines to meet, I can only comment on a dreary Sunday evening about what’s been a disappointing January.
And as much as I want to be measured and patient in my assessment of new recruits, right now it feels like the squad is regressing.
We’ve lost shed loads of pace and devilment through departures and injury and done nothing to address the issue.
It’s the same old Wolves really – lots of investment in potential and stars of the future, but little to enthuse about the here and now.
The Trotters haven’t won a single away game in the Championship all season, losing 11 and drawing 3 of their 14 matches to date.
But then again, they hadn’t beaten anyone until Wolves rocked up at the Macron back in September and they secured a routine 2-1 victory.
It then took them another three months to win again, when Blackburn finally saved us from being an embarrassing name check in their miserable season.
Financial woes, a fire sale and the threat of liquidation hasn’t stopped Neil Lennon keeping them in touch with safety though and they come into this game with a chance to further reduce the arrears.
They’ve still got some useful players knocking about too, several of which have been linked with Wolves this month, and have very little to lose in their current situation.
With Edwards, Zyro and new signing Mike Williamson beefing up Tony Daley’s treatment room, Kenny Jackett will be happy to at least have Joe Mason fit and raring to go.
There’s an immediate slot for our new striker/number 10 to occupy with Dave Edwards out for the foreseeable so no reason he won’t get his Molineux debut.
Funnily enough, Mason and Le Fondre know each other well from their time together at Bolton (and Cardiff) where both enjoyed successful loan spells.
If the remaining 10 are good to go, I can’t see the manager making too many changes. They were impressive in the second half at Loftus Road, showing there’s still an appetite to compete and the ability to do so.
Surely we’re not going to get doubled by a team who’ve only won two other league matches? They’ve long been a bogey team but that would take it to a whole new level.
I might sound all doom and gloom, but I really liked what I saw against QPR. Coady and McDonald are getting better the longer the season goes on and if van La Parra keeps hitting the heights, we’ve always got a chance.
Instinctively, I reckon this might be a draw but to counter balance my negative outlook, I’ll back us to secure the maximum.
Up The Wolves!
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