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Steve Bull: Wolves seem to have hit a brick wall

By Steve Bull | Wolves | Published:

More creativity is needed in the final third if Wolves are going to get back to winning ways against Everton tomorrow.

Dejected Wolverhampton Wanderers players after John Egan of Sheffield United scored a goal to make it 1-0. (AMA/Sam Bagnall)

Things can change very quickly in football, of course.

And after two losses on the spin, we have to got to be a little more realistic now.

Sixth is definitely still there to be grabbed, but we have just got to start turning possession into chances and goals.

I think it all comes down to the final third.

They are doing all the hard work – passing it from left to right – but once they get towards that 18-yard area, they seem to come unstuck.

I don’t know why, but we have just seemed to hit a brick wall in and around the box – a dead end.

We went for three up front against Sheffield United, and we have looked scary in that system a lot of times, really potent.

But it did not click for us on Wednesday, and I would give Adama Traore a rest tomorrow, particularly as he dislocated his shoulder again. The best bet seems to be to have him on the bench, ready to wreak havoc after the hour mark if he is needed.

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It might be time to give Daniel Podence a chance. He has been waiting and waiting.

I would imagine that he has been doing well in training, eager to get out there and show us what he has got.

He has been a bit unlucky as, by and large, those in front of him have looked really sharp, but now could be the time to freshen it up a little.

The schedule is relentless, so I believe we will see more of those fringe players – Ruben Vinagre being another – over the next few games.

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Ultimately, I am hoping there will be gaps for Wolves to exploit against the Toffees.

Fair play to Sheffield United, they are a big, physical side and so robust, but I think Everton are a bit more open.

So, fingers crossed, we have that final touch to put them to the sword and we will all be smiling tomorrow afternoon.

It is a crucial time and every point matters so much to Wolves.

Steve Bull

By Steve Bull

Wolves legend and the club's record goal scorer

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