Andy Townsend praises Wolves and singles out Adama Traore
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Andy Townsend praises Wolves and singles out Adama Traore

Wolves have come in for praise from pundit Andy Townsend, who also branded Adama Traore ‘so devastating’.

The club is in a good moment right now, having started 2022 with three wins in a row.

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Bruno Lage’s side have been looking solid defensively all season, and it seems things are now starting to click a bit better in the final third.

It’s seven goals scored in the last three matches.

It is exciting to think about what Wolves could do in the second half of the season, with the players clearly very taken by Lage and his methods.

Wolves have arguably gone under the radar slightly this term. That might be due to the general lack of goals in Wolves games previously.

But slowly but surely, more people are acknowledging the job Lage is doing.

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Earlier this week, Townsend spoke positively about the club on talkSPORT.

He said on talkSPORT Drive on Monday evening: “I like Wolves. I liked them when Nuno was there. I saw some great performances under him.

“But I thought they were very good at what they did (vs Southampton). Bruno Lage has got his own ideas. He’s tweaked it a bit. It’s different now with some of the other guys up front. They are doing something right.”

Townsend then put in a positive word about Traore, who finally got on the scoresheet for the first time this season on Saturday.

He added: “Adama Traore seems to have picked up his game again. He can be so devastating. But then there are times when he doesn’t look like he’s quite there, but he scored himself a very, very good goal at the weekend.”

Townsend’s comments came after Conor Coady had branded his teammate ‘unplayable’.

Things are starting to click at Wolves under Bruno Lage, as Andy Townsend praises team

There is a real feel-good factor about Wolves just at the moment.

It was a tricky start for Bruno Lage with those first three losses.

But even then the signs were there that there was potential for this team under this manager.

He was never downbeat, and constantly said that he believed in what he was doing and the players he was working with.

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Now, we are starting to see a much more effective Wolves team. The defence has generally been solid all season, but the attacking players are fashioning better quality chances now, and people are being more clinical which is very refreshing.

It is still very early days. But the players seems to have bought into Lage’s work. With the right investment from Fosun, which doesn’t feel so likely this month, Wolves could really go places.