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Wolves: Adama Traore returning to form

Hold on to your hats everyone, the roadrunner himself, Mr Adama Traore, is well and truly back.

This season has been one to write off and quickly forget about from a Wolves perspective. That can be especially applied to Traore.

The Spaniard had a breakthrough campaign last year as he racked up four goals and nine assists in the top-flight.

This term, however, has been one full of a lack of end product. Until last week, the 25-year-old hadn’t scored in the Premier League since December 2019; a wretched run of 48 arduous games.

They can rue various moments in the season for their position of 12th in the table. Raul Jimenez being ruled out while he recovers from a fractured skull has not been ideal while Jonny is currently going through rehab on a second ACL in a year.

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What hasn’t benefited their cause either is Traore’s woeful run.

Thankfully, the speed demon is returning to form and is quickly living up to his tag of “unplayable”, a word Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp used to describe him last term.

Traore bagged the winner against Fulham last time out and had a big say on the win over Sheffield United on Saturday evening.

It took the Old Gold a long time to break down Paul Heckingbottom’s side but everything positive came through their dazzling Spaniard.

The winger applied the throttle for their goal, dashing down the right-hand side before laying the ball on a plate for Willian Jose. The Brazilian took the ball in his stride and fired home immaculately to finally open his account in Wolves colours.

The work from Traore was stellar. He broke free of the defence and then slid in an inch-perfect ball for his colleague.

In his last three games, he now has a goal and two assists. Compare that to his previous 35 appearances and the differences are night and day; during that run, he failed to assist or score.

He was a bull-dozer at Molineux this weekend, winning an eye-catching 13 duels. He has never been afraid of the physical side of things and that was evident against the Blades.

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Traore performed two dribbles and was fouled a mighty six times by the visitors. What was most impressive, however, was his creativity.

He rolled back the clock to his performances last season by providing four key passes for his teammates, the most of any player on the pitch.

Back to his best, there is every reason to be excited about the forward again. After Pedro Neto was ruled out for six months, Nuno Santo needed Traore to stand up and be counted. He certainly did that on Saturday.

AND in other news, Wolves star who became “world-class” under Nuno sees his value rise by 250% in 4 years…

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