Nuno Espirito Santo has commented on the size of his Wolves squad ahead of the Black Country derby.

Nuno has preferred to operate with a small pool of players, even with European commitments last season.

It has worked in previous seasons for Wolves, but this term they have slipped back and felt the impact of injuries – Raul Jimenez in particular.

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And now Nuno has seemingly opened the door to operating with a wider pool of players to better deal with injuries and fatigue.

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“Our initial plan was A, it didn’t work out, we’ve tried to find other ways,” said Nuno about the size of his squad.

 

“We have to plan a different way. We have long-term injuries.

“We felt when we have problems with big players, the solutions are not ready. This is on the table to plan better.”

Wolverhampton Wanderers Training Session
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The gist of the response from Wolves fans appears to be that Nuno has only just realised something many of them clocked a while ago.

Trying to take on the Premier League with such a small squad was always a risk, especially during a frantic season impacted by the pandemic.

There’s a feeling that he deserves a transfer window to bulk out the squad and correct his error, but a defeat on Monday would test patience further.

Here’s how Nuno’s comments on the size of his squad went down with some fans before the clash with West Brom:

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