One of the main issues Wolves have had this season is the lack of a cutting edge in the final third.

Chance creation has been there at times but ultimately there’s been no one to stick chances away on a consistent basis.

The loss of Raul Jimenez has proven a major blow, and 18-year-old Fabio Silva has probably been thrown in too early.

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The starlet has real promise, but is still very raw and perhaps isn’t the man to rely on just now.

The summer sale of Diogo Jota is also hurting.

One of the biggest positives for Wolves in what’s been a tough season so far, is the form of Pedro Neto.

The 20-year-old has arguably been the club’s best player so far and looks a genuine threat every time he plays.

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In the eyes of former Wolves full-back Andy Thompson though, the team actually might be relying on him a little too much right now.

He said (via the club’s official website): “We’re just waiting for Neto to do something. You’re left thinking where that spark going to come from, apart from Neto.

“That’s the problem that we’ve got at the moment. Everton tried to nullify him, and then we don’t have anything else going forward. Godfrey marked him pretty well, and had a bit more luck when he switched sides, but unless he does something, which we know he can, we just don’t look like scoring.”

Others must rise to the challenge

In some games this season there has been a feeling of waiting for Neto to conjure up some magic.

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It’s easy to forget how young and inexperienced Neto still is, and it is a bit of a problem that the team sometimes seemingly pin their hopes on him to do something.

Hopefully the likes of Adama Traore and Patrick Cutrone can soon step up and become as threatening as Neto.

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