In quotes per Express & Star, Don Goodman has singled out an overlooked aspect of Wolves that deserves praise, claiming that credit needs to go to their medical team.
Wolves had one of the smallest squads in the Premier League last season using just 21 players on their way to finishing seventh in the division.
Many of those players rarely played, as the likes of Max Kilman, Will Norris and John Ruddy featured in just a single game.
It was a phenomenal effort from Nuno Santo’s side who benefited from a lack of injuries to their side.
It’s that aspect of the club that has arguably been overlooked. With that in mind, Goodman has singled out Wolves’ medical staff as the unsung heroes. Speaking to Express & Star, he said:
“You have to give enormous credit to the people behind the scenes, the physios and the sports scientists who analyse all of the data.
“For Wolves to do what they’ve done, with such a small squad, is commendable. And Nuno has managed them perfectly.”
To think that Wolves used so few players but didn’t pick up many injuries is remarkable. However, it’s a testament to those on the medical team behind the scenes.
The Midlands club look as though they’ve got their training methods absolutely spot on and that’s played a monumental part in them being able to achieve what they did this season.
As such, Goodman’s analysis is spot on and it’s interesting to see those who don’t often receive praise put at the centre of a club’s success.
In truth, they deserve as much credit as Nuno for his work with the team.
It’s evidence of the meticulous work that goes on behind the scenes but next season they’ll have to be even better at their jobs.
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If Wolves get through Europa League qualifying then they’ll be faced with a lot more games than they’ve been used to since achieving promotion.
Squad depth will be vital but if their numbers stay the same in 2019/20, their medical staff will be faced with an even greater task.
Whether they can manage it could be make or break for Wolves’ season.