Steve Bull: A shame it’s not worked out at Wolves for Patrick Cutrone
It is a pity things did not work out here at Wolves for Patrick Cutrone.
His patience looked to have run out, he wanted to get some game time, and now he is back in Italy.
Cutrone had to make do with a place on the bench for a fair bit of his time at Molineux.
With some more patience – he is only young – Cutrone could have turned out to be a fine player for Wolves.
But, in the same breath he could have been in the same situation a year down the line given how great Raul Jimenez has been, so the 22-year-old has now returned to his home country.
We have seen plenty of players come and go, but Cutrone seems like a really hungry lad.
It is unfortunate he has not had a massive run of games here, so I wish him all the best at Fiorentina, and hopes he gets the time on the pitch he is looking for and scores the goals.
Who knows, maybe a few years down the line when he is a bit older and more polished, he could be back on Wolves’ radar and ready for a long run in England.
For now though, focus turns to bringing in a new striker, while hoping Jimenez stays fit.
Whoever comes in is going to find it hard to get in ahead of Jimenez, but I would like someone who is a little more proven – with more experience than Cutrone, and can have a good influence without playing every game.
On the whole, we could with a few faces before the end of the month.
Against Watford, we looked a bit jaded. We are still a bit thin on the ground.
So, the good thing is that we have had no midweek game before facing Newcastle this afternoon.
It is not going to be easy as we know what Steve Bruce is like, he will probably play five at the back, four in midfield and one up top, looking for a point.
The onus is on us to find a way around that, whether it is a Ruben Neves wonder-goal or something scrappy.
Then, it’s on to the Manchester United replay on Wednesday and in all honesty, it’s a game Wolves could do without it at the moment.
But we will see what happens against Newcastle, and then look at United.
Finally I think it’s a bit much expecting fans to pay £55 a ticket, the price should be £30 same as previous away tickets.