Amongst all the rumours about Kevin Doyle signing a few days ago, there was a story emerging that Chris Iwelumo was in talks with Crystal Palace over a proposed move to Selhurst Park.
I have to say I’d be gutted to see the big man leave.
He was immense for us last season and deserves his chance to at least play a part in Wolves first season back in the big time. Whether he’s a starter or an impact player from the bench, I think he can help our cause.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see us draft in a quality striker and if that happens, somebody will inevitably fall down the pecking order. But it’s worth remembering that you can have 7 subs in the Premiership so there’s more places up for grabs in the squad. You’ll probably see 4 strikers in each 18 man line-up and in my opinion, he’s still our number 2 forward.
We’ve seen the points Stoke picked up last season from cashing in on set-pieces and with Iwelumo at our disposal, even if it’s just from the bench, we’re surely giving ourselves a good option.
Anyway, we’ll see what happens. Like everyone, I’ll look on with interest to see who comes through the door but I’ll also be intrigued to see who is shipped out.