With the arrival of Ola John and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, that’s now eight summer additions through the door for Wolves and counting.
The challenge for Walter Zenga is making sure the new bodies are more help than hindrance.
For instance, we’ve been successful thus far by adopting a narrower shape and foregoing an out-and-out winger, so where does John fit in?
Matt Doherty continues to be a revelation at left-back, so do we really want to disrupt that progress by allowing Borthwick-Johnson to walk straight in?
These are the decisions that could define our season as greater strength in depth develops.
All I know about Cambridge is that they’re currently bottom of the football league after drawing 2-2 with Carlisle at the weekend and Shaun Derry is their manager.
Last season they finished a respectable 9th, just a handful of points shy of the play-offs so will be disappointed at such a sluggish start.
I’d like to offer greater insight but it’s been tough to find forums or media with anything of interest.
One obvious note of caution is that they dumped out Sheffield Wednesday in the last round, winning 2-1 after extra time with two very well taken goals.
But that was on their home patch against a much-changed Owls team. To come to Molineux and emerge victorious would be a much greater scalp.
We know Walter Zenga is a fan of rotation as he said it himself after Saturday’s victory. Tomorrow will likely see at least five or six changes again and possibly even more with several Molineux debuts.
That’s a complete guess at the starting XI based on those who didn’t feature at Birmingham and those who we don’t have replacements for.
Up front is where we’re lacking options and I hope to see at least one addition to further swell the ranks, with the hope Nouha Dicko will also be fit and firing after the international break.
We’ve been linked with Jordan Rhodes again today after seeing a big money bid knocked back for Derby striker Chris Martin a few weeks back. Either of those players would be great signings in my opinion and put a marker down about our immediate ambitions.
Hard to foresee anything other than a comfortable home victory in this one. Even with a much changed team full of players who barely know each other, there should be a significant deficit in quality.
We normally find a way to concede but I’ll back us to score a few – 4-1.
That’s an unusually adventurous prediction for me but such is the feelgood factor right now, why not?
Up The Wolves!