In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Bull, who scored 306 goals for Wolves, believes Adama Traore’s poor form is partially down to the absences of Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez, who he worked well with last season.
Traore has failed to register a single goal or assist in the Premier League this season, compared to the last campaign where he ended up with four goals and nine assists, and Bull believes being the only one left of their formidable trio is a big factor.
Wolves have struggled in front of goal since Jimenez fractured his skull against Arsenal last year, with nobody able to do what he does for the Midlands club in what has been a frustrating season for Nuno.
Speaking on Traore not being the same without Jota and Jimenez as well as on what has been a difficult season for Wolves, Bull told FFC exclusively:
“When we had the three of them; Jimenez, Jota and Traore they were a formidable force. When you take a piece of that jigsaw away the other two are thinking, ‘what’s going on?’
“Nuno’s had a frustrating year, it’s been like a transformation period. There’s been new players coming in and old players go out, so it takes time for them to gel.
“I think Nuno signed a three-year deal at the end of last year, so we’ve got him for the next two years at least and he’ll be thinking about building for the future now.”
Traore has been good in his build-up play towards the final third but has failed to convert it into any meaningful passes or attempts at goal.