Bjorn Sigurdarson today declared he can be Wolves’ main man up front and score the goals to fire the promotion push.
The Icelandic giant has played up front in the last two games and impressed with his work rate, pace and power.
Promotion to the starting line-up was the 21-year-old’s reward for his eye-catching exploits off the bench against Port Vale and Swindon, when he set up goals in both games and scored one at Vale.
Sigurdarson is sweating on his place though for tomorrow’s visit of Sheffield United with Kevin Doyle (thigh) and Leigh Griffiths (ankle) fit again after knocks in the last two weeks.
But a starting role up front is what the £2.4m signing from Lillestrom really wants.
“I’ve really enjoyed playing at centre forward,” said Sigurdarson.
“I’d like to think I could score some goals as centre forward but I don’t mind who scores as long as we get the three points.
“Playing down the middle has been different, and it gives the potential of scoring more goals.
“You can focus perhaps more on scoring than on the defensive side and tracking back from a midfield position.
“I was brought here to play as a centre forward but it hasn’t happened all that often.
“I’m still happy to play out wide and enjoy it there, but it would certainly be nice to have a run in the team as a striker.
“If I can do that hopefully I can show what I can do.”
Sigurdarson, who has scored two goals in four League starts this season, feels he can wreak havoc playing up front.
“I like running at players, and, when you do that on the wing, it’s about setting other people up,” he said.
“If you do that in the middle it can maybe lead to a goal, which is a difference.”
Meanwhile, Sigurdarson admitted Wolves must improve their form after a lacklustre last three performances.
“Last season we didn’t seem to be able to pick up good results when we weren’t playing well but we’re managing to do that now,” he said.
“I don’t think we’ve been good enough yet and should be doing a lot better.
“We should be getting to a position where we fully deserve to win games because of how we’re playing.
“In a way it’s a good sign we’ve done OK and still think we have more to come.”