Adama Traore was restored to the Wolves starting lineup for the visit of Burnley.

He came closer than anyone else in Bruno Lage’s side to scoring when he smashed the crossbar after a great solo run.

But he could have rolled in Raul Jimenez for an easier chance in the lead-up, and that throws up the familiar debate around his end-product.

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On Match of the Day, Gary Lineker and Danny Murphy had their say on Traore and his performance.

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Lineker said: “I had a feeling this game might be goalless! Wolves are in the top six despite scoring 12 in 14. Traore continues to be enigmatic, doesn’t he?”

Murphy added: “They got in so many good positions, mainly because of him. We know about his pace, how direct he is and how difficult he is to play against.

“Just sometimes I think his decision-making isn’t brilliant. Decided to go on his own. It was close but Jimenez is the main man for a simple one-on-one.

“This is his first start in six game because of his lack of end product. That’s why he’s not in the team, let’s be honest. So much positive stuff to his play but that little bit missing.”

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This is a familiar issue and the analysis praising much of his play while bemoaning his lack of end product has been relevant throughout his Wolves career.

It remains to be seen whether Lage can get that problem sorted, and there is of course his contract situation lingering in the background.

It is frustrating for the fans but he is also thrilling to watch when he is in full flight.

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