In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Bull, who is Wolves’ all-time top scorer, does not want to see the club sign new defenders because they need players that are used to each other.
Wolves have more often than not opted for a back three which has consisted of Conor Coady, Romain Saiss and Willy Boly as their three main centre backs, with them all playing together since 2017 when the latter joined the club.
Against West Ham, Nuno Espirito Santo had to play a back four because of the double injury blow he received regarding Jonny and Boly, and they were left exposed on the counter-attacks.
Speaking on how consistency is key for Wolves and why he doesn’t think they need to sign new defenders, Bull told FFC:
“Not really, we don’t need new defenders. I just think consistency is a big thing in a side and you’ve got to keep it going for as many games as you can which is something we haven’t had this year.
“We’ve been chopping and changing both systems and players this season which has been our downfall. Like I said, Wolves are going through a transformation and that’s still going on so we just need to get this season out the way.”
Last summer Wolves lost Matt Doherty to Tottenham Hotspur, but they did replace him with Nelson Semedo who joined from Barcelona.
Wolves appear to be safe from relegation this season which may allow Nuno to test out different players and systems ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.