If the home fixture against Huddersfield was the worst performance of the season, this must come a close second.
Not a single shot on target in the whole match against the league’s bottom club is woeful by any standards.
Credit to them of course. They played with a spirit and determination that belied their whipping boy status and confirmed them as our premier bogey team.
You could see that late goal was coming in the closing stages, as they continued to pour forward and gold shirts time and time again failed to retain the ball.
They squashed the midfield, pressed high at times and made life just as difficult as they did at Molineux in December.
From a Wolves perspective, it was all just too passive from the get-go from a jaded looking team that would – in hindsight – have benefitted from fresh legs.
That said, those that came on did little to change things with Gibbs-White and Costa in particular offering
Cav was slightly better but once Jimenez was withdrawn, we were far too lightweight in attack and that – as much as anything else – encouraged them to push forward.
There’s no doubt in my mind that Traore is under utilised. I completely fail to see how he could do less than those who are introduced ahead of him from the bench.
Against Bournemouth he drove the team forward and looked menacing, so should really have been given some sort of chance to follow-up on that cameo.
We can happily forgive and forget an off day at present, so hopefully it’s better at the weekend.
It probably can’t be worse.