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Wolves in desperate need of a prime Steven Fletcher return

Wolverhampton Wanderers have struggled over the last few months under Bruno Lage, who faces increasing pressure with each game week. His side has just one win in seven this season  and had only won once since March at the back end of last season.

His issues stem from a lack of attacking impetus, which is bred by his lack of focal point up front.

He attempted to remedy that in the summer, but his purchase of Sasa Kalajdzic has already gone up in flames due to his ACL injury, and Raul Jimenez has never truly recovered from his terrible head injury concerning his form.

Would you take Steven Fletcher back now?

Yes

Yes

No

No

There is a vacancy up top, and Lage would love it if he could reach into the past and bring Mick McCarthy signing Steven Fletcher into today’s side.

Instantly, the Scotsman would offer a fine focal point for the Old Gold to play off. His 6 foot 1 frame would certainly benefit the likes of Adama Traore, Pedro Neto and Goncalo Guedes, all of whom have struggled in the opening fixtures of this Premier League campaign. They only have one assist between the three of them.

Whilst at Molineux the 35-year-old scored 24 times in 67 appearances, whilst also contributing to eight assists.

He guaranteed goals of some degree and could just as easily score a tidy finish from close range as he could bullet in a towering header.

The modern game might not quite benefit Fletcher as much as it did back in the day, but his mere presence and proficiency is exactly the kind of no-nonsense addition Lage is craving. It could just save his job.

When first signing for the club in 2010, McCarthy labelled the former Burnley striker a “terrific” and “valuable asset”. He quickly became just that for Wolves, although was incapable of firing them away from demotion to the Championship.

Throughout his entire career, he has remained a dependable goal scorer unlikely to set the world alight, but solid. 

If he were to bring the return from his debut season, just ten goals in 28 Premier League appearances, it would already mark an improvement on the six scored by the Mexican last season.

Lage might need a Fletcher-type figure to save him from a certain sacking, which makes the Kalajdzic injury all the more frustrating as he seemed to be that man.

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