A stalemate against the league’s bottom side isn’t traditionally a cause for optimism.
But I agree with Nuno’s assessment that Brentford are in a false position, so in time this result will likely be viewed as a decent one.
Zooming out a bit, 10 points from 5 games is a solid return with that magical 2 point per game average usually good enough for automatic promotion.
When we reconvene after the international break, back to back home matches should provide a good opportunity to return to winning ways.
What we learned from Saturday is something we probably knew already – we need more cutting edge.
Chances were created and squandered at Griffin Park with Bonatini among the culprits. That elusive striker can’t arrive soon enough.
I still think the Brazilian has a lot to offer, but equally I don’t think asking him to lead the line for 46 matches will get it done. With Nouha Dikco seemingly set for an exit, reinforcements are needed more than ever.
Other than the lack of goals this was a decent enough performance and although the woodwork and John Ruddy were both tested, it’s another cleansheet. That’s 3 shutouts in 5 matches, which again is cause for optimism.
The coach kept faith with the team that had done the business prior to Cardiff, with only Ruben Vinagre breaking through.
And the flying wing-back was at the center of everything as Wolves tried to breakthrough. He also stood up to some serious examination in his own defensive third.
I like the player and with Barry Douglas unlikely to give up his spot without a fight, we’re well stocked for the position.
The focus now becomes beefing up the areas of the pitch where we’re not so well equipped before the transfer window closes.
With Dave Edwards departing hot on the heels of Joe Mason and Dicko also on the verge, at least one midfielder and preferably two strikers must be on the shopping list.
The club have done an excellent job thus far in reducing numbers, while adding the right quality and a few more key additions in the next week will complete the picture.
Busy days ahead.