Steve Bull: We can still end it on a positive note

Wolves have the chance to experiment in the final weeks of the season – but let’s get a win against Sheffield United first.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo

It would take a massive turnaround with us sitting on 38 points, of course, but we are not quite done yet when it comes to Premier League safety.

So, let’s get the victory tonight, get over that fabled 40-point mark, and then maybe look to introduce some of the youngsters.

It has been a challenging season full of injuries and a real struggle for consistency, and Pedro Neto is the latest player to be struck down with a significant problem.

You cannot help but be gutted for the young lad.

Neto had been brilliant, a real bright spark with his skill and sheer confidence to take men on at will.

His injury did not look that bad at the time when he had to come off against Fulham, but obviously he has now had surgery and will spend several months on the sidelines. I wish him all the best in his recovery.

It has been one serious injury after the other, so Wolves deserve some credit for how they have coped with the series of setbacks.

Another team may have crumbled and found themselves in a proper dogfight at the wrong end of the table, but our lot have had the character – while not performing at the level of previous seasons – to keep us where we are.

And, ultimately, the season is not over yet.

We can still end it on a positive note and set ourselves up nicely for next year.

The Blades come to Molineux well adrift at the bottom, but we have had some tough games against them in recent years.

It is not going to be a walk in the park for us.

Paul Heckingbottom is there now and will be hoping to impress enough to get the manager’s job permanently in the summer, and the players have to prove themselves for whoever the new boss will be.

They’re going to want to put on a performance and give their supporters something to smile about at long last.

Looking at the positives for us, Willy Boly should be back after missing the last two with Covid and Adama Traore seems to be back in top form.

Again, let’s go out there tonight, build on the late show at Fulham and make it back-to-back wins.

It would just give us that breathing room to give more opportunities to some of our fringe players over the last six matches. Come on me babbies!

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