Steve Bull: Good to see Wolves stop the rot

It was encouraging to see Wolves stop the rot in defence at Chelsea in midweek.

Leander Dendoncker of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea. (AMA)
Leander Dendoncker of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea. (AMA)

Hopefully, our results will carry on being positive and, with players now coming back from injury, we turn the corner and have a bright final few months of the season.

At Stamford Bridge, it was all about keeping the clean sheet and getting that feeling back after a good while without it.

It was a bit dull in places, of course, as we were very defensive, but we got the point we deserved. They stuck to the game-plan and were switched on all night.

Now, we have just got to kick on from there and look to claim all three at Crystal Palace this afternoon.

We have got to stay solid at the back and make sure we have that cutting edge in the final third as, to be fair, we did create a few good chances at Chelsea.

It will be a tough game at Selhurst Park as they are a decent side with an experienced manager in Roy Hodgson, but we must build momentum.

We saw Willian Jose come off the bench against the Blues, and it will be interesting to see whether he gets the nod against the Eagles.

He looked quite sharp and agile in the 20 minutes he got on Wednesday night. It is a welcome signing and I like the look of him.

I’ve been watching some of his goals on Youtube as well and he does seem to be a proper finisher – one of these who puts his laces through it with real conviction.

Nuno could go with Fabio Silva still, perhaps, but either way it is nice for him to have those options up front now.

Nuno also says Raul Jimenez should be back before the end of the season which is brilliant to hear, although we have to be careful not to rush him.

Jonny Castro Otto could be back in a few weeks and that will be a big boost as we have lacked experience at left-wing-back – Rayan Ait-Nouri being a bit up and down as a young player.

The three-at-the-back system, ultimately, seems the way to go for the rest of the season

They know it like the back of their hand having worked on it every day in training for years.

Wolves got back to basics in the week, so now let’s build on it and keep progressing – picking up results and climbing up the table.

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