Dave Edwards believes Wolves need a spark, and is hoping Pedro Neto can be like a new signing for the club going into next season.
Wanderers are currently in a tough moment.
Arguably, it is the worst spell of the Bruno Lage era so far, with the team having lost the last three Premier League games.
Wolves did lose their opening three Premier League games this season.
But back then the football was free-flowing and exciting, and Wolves were extremely unlucky to lose those games and not score a goal.
Now, Wolves are losing games and the football that’s been on show has been poor. Especially in and around the final third.
Wolves have been toothless up top, and it’s definitely a real concern.
Writing in his latest Express & Star column, Edwards suggested that Wolves need to reinvigorate their attack. And he suggested the club could find a spark in Pedro Neto, who returned to action after a serious knee injury earlier this year.
He said: “They need a spark. We were all hoping that would be Neto when he got back fully fit and I’m now hoping he’ll be like a new signing next year.
“Wolves need someone to light the team up, like Hwang when he first came in, but he has since plateaued. It needs some real quality adding.”
Since getting his first minutes against Leicester City back in February, Neto has only made one start for Wolves.
And he is yet to play a full 90 minutes.
It was perhaps always going to take him some time to get back up to speed.
Hopefully, he’ll be ready to hit the ground running for the start of 2022/23.
Wolves need the Pedro Neto of old back, as Edwards hopes he can be like a new signing
As Edwards points out, Wolves are crying out for a spark in the final third.
Neto, who cost around £16 million, came on against Brighton at half-time, and did hit the post right at the end.
It’s clear he is still building his fitness back up, and hopefully he’ll be able to get back to his pre-injury levels in 2022/23.
Neto was a shining light for Wolves in 2020/21 in the absence of Raul Jimenez.
Without doubt, the Wolves attack becomes much scarier when a fit and flying Neto is part of it.