Steve Bull: Wolves' football best in years
Legendary goalscorer Steve Bull believes Wolves’ football is up there with the best they’ve produced in years – and has backed the team to push for promotion this season.
Wolves are fourth in the table and have only lost once in their first nine matches in all competitions.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s team travel to face Nottingham Forest on Saturday hoping to climb into the top two as they look to add further proof that they are genuine promotion contenders.
And Bull believes the top six should certainly be within their grasp this season.
“It’s been a great start so far, probably better than most were expecting,” Bull said.
“I think with the quality they’ve got they’re well placed for a push at the top six.
“They won’t be shouting it from the rooftops as it’s such a long season and anything can happen in this division, as we know.
“But the football is up there with anything we’ve seen at Molineux in recent years.
“We’ve seen some great performances in recent years but they’ve tended to be one-offs.
“The difference so far this season is that they’re consistently playing well and it’s attractive to watch.
“When they’ve got the ball they’re great at keeping it – Nuno’s really got them playing.”
Bull believes the feelgood factor at the club can be a big factor in continuing the team’s excellent start to the season. A crowd of 23,045 watched Tuesday’s 3-3 draw against Bristol City – the highest midweek attendance at Molineux on a Tuesday or Wednesday night for more than five years, when 24,400 saw Stale Solbakken’s first home game in charge, a 3-1 win over Barnsley, in August 2012.
Club vice-president Bull, who scored 306 times for Wolves, added: “Everyone’s adapted well to the changes.
“And Nuno’s adapted well to the Championship, he’s come in and embraced it.
“He’s not afraid to get stuck in himself either as we saw on Tuesday night when there was a bit of hustle and bustle.
“He’s landed with his feet on the ground and long may it continue.
“But it’s going to be a long, hard season with plenty of bumps in the road.
“They’ve got to continue to work extremely hard if they’re going to keep this going over the season.”