Wolves manager Bruno Lage believes a first goal in the Premier League for Francisco Trincao will help him to flourish.

The winger was on the bench for last weekend’s clash with West Ham United.

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Francisco Trincao (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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He was the only change to the starting XI that lost to Crystal Palace 2-0 before the international break.

Daniel Podence got the nod instead – and the 26-year-old had a good game against the Hammers.

It was his cross that Raul Jimenez turned in for the winning goal, and fans praised the star on social media after the game.

Trincao has had ample opportunities in the Premier League under Lage.

He’s started eight games in the competition, but he has lacked consistency.

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Francisco Trincao (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

In the eyes of Lage, one goal will change the picture for Trincao.

He said: “Also for Trincao. He’s played more and is doing well also. He can link the game and create a lot of chances. He’s missed a lot of chances, he needs one goal to be solid.”

 

He did score against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup, but Trincao’s wait for a first Premier League goal goes on.

So far, he has had 18 shots (7 on target) without success.

Lage is right, Trincao needs first Premier League goal

Trincao could really do with that first Premier League goal.

We could then see a player performing with much more confidence.

At the moment, Trincao isn’t really playing with conviction and not getting on the scoresheet may well be playing on his mind.

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Francisco Trincao (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

He is doing well and Lage seems pleased with the loan star, who can be bought for £25 million next summer.

But hopefully soon he can get that first league goal. It will surely help him to kick on at Molineux.

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