Wolves fans were absolutely right to point out the lack of depth on the bench when their team against Newcastle United was announced.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side drew 1-1 with the Magpies on Saturday.
Call yourself a Wolves expert? How much did each of these January signings cost?
They had Raul Jimenez up front but their options on the bench were Morgan Gibbs-White, defenders Oskar Burr, Ryan Bennett, Ruben Vinagre and Max Kilman, and young forward Benny Ashley-Seal, who has yet to score a goal for the club at senior level.
Perhaps ironically enough, it was defender Leander Dendoncker who scored Wolves’ goal and there was nowhere for Santo to turn when it came to finding goals on the bench.
Prior to the game, fans expressed their worries about exactly such a situation and they were proved right.
The bench omg sign someone
— Iz /\_/\ (@IsobelHarris02) January 11, 2020
The bench is looking a bit bare these days 👀
— 🔶⚫️ Stourbridge Wolves (@troutbeckwolf) January 11, 2020
That bench looks terrifying
— EthanPaddock03 (@ethanprogames) January 11, 2020
That bench 😂
— Andy (@andyfraserbrow1) January 11, 2020
Let’s hope we’re not chasing the game because there’s nothing on the bench to change it.
— Marc Nock (@nocky1982) January 11, 2020
Bench is so poor. need players ASAP. anymore first team Injuries and we are in trouble
— GoldenWolves (@GoldenWolves2) January 11, 2020
Most attacking player on the bench is lwb Vinagre oh dear pic.twitter.com/GZWaMp3wMa
— ALFIE (@aepearson02) January 11, 2020
If there was ever a game highlighting how small our squad is this is it
— COOKS🏴 (@GWWFC3) January 11, 2020
It really does appear that Wolves need to do some January business.
They have loaned Patrick Cutrone to Fiorentina and they have a void when it comes to forward players, with Diogo Jota also currently sidelined.
Going out and bringing a striker in has to be a priority if Wolves are to keep challenging at the sharp end of the league; they were left seventh after their draw with Newcastle.
Meanwhile, one man holds Wolves’ destiny in his hands!