Twitter, as many Wolves fan know, is not always the go-to destination for reasoned football analysis.
But credit to the chap who rightly summarised that if Andy Carroll had been in our squad today, he’d have been the best player on our bench.
Because that adequately underlines the paucity of options at Nuno’s disposal.
No disrespect to Carroll, he was a good player once upon a time. But a forward that can’t get a game ahead of the hapless Joelinton is nothing to write home about.
The aforementioned tweet was bang on the money though. Carroll would have been a better backup option than anything we had to throw at Newcastle today.
Before you begin to wonder whether I’m Andy Carroll’s agent, let me say this isn’t a plea for us to sign the injury-prone scally.
I’m merely pointing out what we all know. Wolves need more strength in depth.
That’s because, if the opposition is wise to our build-up play, we generally don’t tend to win games like this.
Newcastle’s only ambition today was to not lose. And so, they plonked 10 men behind the ball and prayed for a magic showing from keeper Martin Dubravka.
Luckily for them, their back-to-basics approach worked a treat against a Wolves side that looked dead on its feet for a third game running.
Granted, we were unlucky not to score more than once. Dubravka made two excellent saves from Jimenez and Neto, and the Magpies also clawed one off the line.
But when Plan A doesn’t work, you have to have an ace up your sleeve.
With our number nine looking jaded and Newcastle’s defenders dealing comfortably with our wide play, we needed a game-changer.
Right now, no such player exists for Wolves.
Remedying that has to be the focus of this transfer window.
It wasn’t so long ago we were putting Man City to the sword. We still have a great chance of qualifying for Europe once again.
But the sad facts are that those hopes will dwindle without quality reinforcements arriving this month.
It’s time to dig deep and give Nuno the players he needs to keep the dream alive.