It’s a bit of an understatement to label this as a ‘funny old season’ at Molineux.
Three managers, two record signings, 15 new players, new billionaire owners, an FA Cup run and a relegation battle... it’s been anything but boring.
You’d wager, though, that after the stress of the past couple of months most of those associated with the club will settle for a nice, calm month to polish off the season, preferably with a few more victories.
Seven games remain and Wolves are all-but safe, meaning tomorrow’s game at Bristol City isn’t half as important as it looked just a few weeks ago.
But as to what to expect from Wolves over these remaining fixtures... that’s still anybody’s guess. After all, Wolves lost five in a row, then drew at Ipswich, and have won the last five.
It’s left everyone wondering ‘what might have been’, had they not endured such a disastrous February. Ten points from the five games they lost and they’d now be just five off the play-offs with a game in hand.
Paul Lambert is clear that Wolves’ major downfall in that regard has been the lack of a prolific striker, with Nouha Dicko and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson scoring just two apiece all season. “If we had a striker that’s scored 15 goals we’d be right in there,” Lambert said.
“And that’s no fault of Nouha, or Jon Bodvarsson or any striker at this club.
“It’s a big ask for Nouha to come back from that massive injury.
“Jon’s new to the league and might be a second-season player.
“With the cruciate knee ligament injury you never know how they’re going to come back from it.
“The lad has trained a bit, then the season’s started and he’s in.
“As a footballer you need to have a base of endurance and a pre-season, and come through that pre-season without missing days. You’ve got to sustain it.”
Lambert is adamant that there could be good times just around the corner at Molineux – if things are right off the field.
He is already eyeing up a crucial summer in the transfer market with the intention of bringing in a number of key signings to complement what he believes is a strong, if bloated, squad.
And for this season, after reaching the hallowed 50-point mark he’s keen to push on and finish as high up the table as possible.
“I’m not here just to get to 50 points,” he added.
“I think it’s a club with incredible potential.
“If it’s done right and we get the right personnel to help them, and everything off the field is right – because the support’s here – it could really take off.
“Hopefully we get given the time to do it.
“It gives us a good base to look forward to next season.
“If we can help the group with lads coming in to give them a hand we’ll be stronger, because that’s what you need with the amount of games we play, especially if you get a cup run which takes its toll, it’s difficult to keep sustaining that on Saturday-Tuesday.
“And some of the lads haven’t done Saturday-Tuesday, they don’t know the league and it’s a culture shock to them.
“There are so many good things here. If we get the help, this could be great.”Subscribe to our Newsletter