Steve Bull: Winter break can only do Wolves good
Wolves have just got back from Marbella as they make use of the Premier League winter break – something I am glad has been implemented.
Given the sheer volume of games Wolves have had, a weekend off should do them the world of good going into a big clash against Leicester under the lights at Molineux.
Of course, every team does things differently, and while some may have sent their players out to go and have holidays with their families, Nuno took all the lads out to Spain to train again – getting some sun on their backs.
They will have had a sound mix of hard work in the day, and some downtime to have a laugh of the evening – playing golf and maybe having a couple of beers.
The trips have worked wonders for Nuno’s lot in the past, so fingers crossed it does the trick again as we look to beat the Foxes.
Before the break, of course, we picked up a 0-0 draw at Manchester United, and it was a fair result.
Some of us were a little disappointed to only come away from Old Trafford with a point, and that just shows where we are as a club now.
Apart from Liverpool, really, the rest have seemed there for the taking – and the same applies to Leicester.
Brendan Rodgers’ lot, recently, have not been steaming through teams quite as they were, so while Nuno never takes a team lightly, it is a match we can be targeting three points from.
And if we do beat them, fourth is not out of our reach. We are only six points off now, and while the squad will not be looking at the table, they are good enough to get there.
I think I speak on behalf of 30,000 fans in saying I would have liked one or two more to come in last month, but if we stay injury-free, this group is as strong as any outside the top two.
Another striker would have been lovely. It seems Leonardo Campana has made an early impression, though.
He is one for the future but has played four times for his country – and you have to be a quality player to do that – so he could make the odd sub appearance over the next few weeks. We’ll see.
Off the pitch, I want to wish Kevin Thelwell all the best in New York. He has done a brilliant job over the years and will be missed. And on the pitch, bring on Leicester!