Bruno Lage has used a back five – or back three, depending which way you look at it – in every competitive Wolves game he’s taken charge of so far.
That has been a continuation of Nuno Espirito Santo’s plan, and of course Lage faces his predecessor tonight when Wolves take on Tottenham.
Ahead of that game, the Birmingham Mail report that Lage has been working on a back four, though.
They claim after Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Brentford, a back-four of Ki-Jana Hoever, Willy Boly, Yerson Mosquera and Rayan Ait-Nouri did some shape work with coach Carlos Cachada.
Of course, Lage could well deploy a back five again tonight as Wolves seek to avenge last month’s loss to Spurs.
But some Wolves fans on Twitter have had their say on the potential switch, and it’s fair to say they’re excited.
A consistent spell with a back four would represent a clean break with the Nuno era, and shake things up after one win in five league games.
It might well just be an experiment for tonight’s game, but here’s how the report went down with some Wolves supporters on Twitter anyway:
Yes please— 🐺 (@Garcismos) September 21, 2021
🤞🏻— Lee M Haynes (@Leehaynesuk) September 21, 2021
@paullloyd1970 oh yes please— kai Lloyd (@kai_lloyd_01) September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021
And if that’s how they do line up and they play well then let’s hope he sticks with them. It’s time to change things at the back and give Coady & Marcal a rest.— Richard Mason (@candyman1308) September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021
That defence could be decent too, two big solid quick CB’s and full backs with an eye for goal, one with great dribbling and the other with a great ball in him, tomorrow should deliver 👏🏻— CJPS (@C8JP8S) September 21, 2021
Well I nearly got it right 2nd of sept pic.twitter.com/jZ3dcsWmCp— coops wwfc (@jakaban) September 21, 2021
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