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Wolves: Lage must unleash Conor Carty

Wolves are in the midst of a poor run of form having lost their three previous Premier League games with a 2-0 defeat against Crystal Palace at Molineux over the weekend following on from away defeats against Arsenal and West Ham United.

As well as this poor run of form, another worrying aspect of the Old Gold’s season so far is their lack of goals scored compared to the other teams around them in the league table.

Bruno Lage’s side have only found the back of the net 24 times in 27 games, leaving relegation-battling teams such as Watford, Everton and Leeds United having scored more times.

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With that in mind and the Midlands club’s chances of securing European football dwindling with every game lost, this could force Lage into making some drastic changes to his team at the top of the pitch.

One potential move that the 45-year-old could make would be to dip into the club’s academy to see if any of their young players has what it takes to step up to the senior side and add a much-needed spark.

In terms of who that player could be, 19-year-old centre-forward Conor Carty could potentially catch the eye of the Old Gold manager.

As a product of Wolves’ youth system, the Irishman has racked up a total of 64 appearances across their U18 and U23 sides, scoring 11 goals and providing four assists along the way, showing that he certainly has a lot of attacking and creative talent in him.

Labelled by James Collins as a player that is “growing all the time” that has delivered “threatening” performances for the U23s, Carty could be just what Lage needs to get his side firing.

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Having had previous success with giving youth a chance earlier in the season with 19-year-old midfielder Luke Cundle, who delivered a “very assured” display in Wolves’ 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last month in his first Premier League start, the former Benfica boss could replicate that same sort of move by giving the young striker a chance to show what he’s capable of in the Premier League.

After all, it can’t get much worse than Fabio Silva who has not found the net all season long.

If Carty did get a chance and the teenager is able to make the most out of any opportunity he gets to play in the first team, this could well put him in the frame to become a regular in the senior squad for next season.

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