Former Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards believes Wolves need to be wary of Morgan Gibbs-White in Saturday’s clash with Nottingham Forest.
Wanderers return to Premier League action this weekend and are looking to get things back on track.
Before the international break, Wolves fell to a very disappointing 4-2 defeat to Leeds United.
There have been chances for Wolves to pull away from the relegation zone.
But Julen Lopetegui’s side have been unable to take their opportunities. Currently they sit just three points above the drop zone.
On Saturday, it’s the biggest game of the season so far, with relegation rivals Forest the opponents.
Wolves have already met Steve Cooper’s side twice this season.
And on both occasions there has been a bit of spiciness about the contest.
Wolves and Forest were both fined for the fracas that took place after the penalty shootout in the Carabao Cup fourth round clash back in January.
At the centre of that scuffle was Gibbs-White, who in the eyes of Edwards, is the danger man for Forest.
He said in his latest Express & Star column: “Steve Cooper has some good players there.
“Morgan Gibbs-White is a Wolves lad and, like him or not, knows how to score and create. Brennan Johnson could be back from injury and also possesses real quality.”
Wolves fans are pretty divided over Gibbs-White following that last meeting. Many were left raging after he cupped his ears after scoring his penalty in the shootout. Others have some sympathy with him for the way he left having never truly gotten a long run in the first-team.
Wolves keeping Morgan Gibbs-White on Saturday will be key to beating Nottingham Forest
There is no doubt about it; Gibbs-White has really found his feet at the City Ground and is now one of Forest’s most influential players, after joining for an initial £25 million.
Fans are already on social media fearing about a potential winning goal from him this weekend.
He’s in that kind of form right now, having just scored for England’s U21s against Croatia, albeit from the penalty spot.
He will be absolutely well up for Saturday’s game. Wolves simply cannot allow him to play his game.
We saw a few weeks ago against Tottenham Hotspur how Mario Lemina did a fantastic job man-marking Harry Kane. Perhaps Lopetegui needs to use the midfield general in a similar way this weekend.