Dave Edwards believes Julen Lopetegui needs to start playing with two strikers, suggesting Matheus Cunha cannot lead the line on his own.
Wolves got a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
It was a poor performance at the City Ground, and Wanderers were fortunate to come away with a point.
Brennan Johnson gave the Reds the lead.
But Daniel Podence, who has come in clutch a number of times this season, popped up late on to equalise.
In the second-half, Wolves had a lot of the ball.
But they weren’t really doing anything with it. It kept going from side to side, and Forest were quite happy to sit in and defend their lead and allow Wolves to have the ball.
Podence’s strike was the only shot on target for Wolves, which is very concerning.
Edwards believes that Lopetegui needs to deploy two strikers, as he feels Cunha, 23, just can’t play as a lone front man.
He said (Express & Star): “In terms of finding the answers to their goalscoring problems, I’ve been saying for a few weeks now that Wolves look good in a 4-4-2, or in a 4-2-2-2 with two up top.
“Against Liverpool it worked and Fulham,. With Matheus Cunha – he isn’t an out-and-out number nine and he has had his injury problems since arriving. Being up top on his own just does not work. But what he is good at is dropping into pockets and linking the play up well. And bringing others into play.”
Molineux legend Steve Bull also seems to be in the ‘two up top’ camp. He recently said he wanted to see Cunha and Raul Jimenez in a partnership against Newcastle United.
Dave Edwards is right – Matheus Cunha needs to play with a strike partner for Wolves
There has been very little evidence to suggest Cunha playing on his own up top is the way forward.
He’s had a few outings now leading the line, and the Brazilian clearly just isn’t comfortable.
We have seen in flashes him being most effective when Raul Jimenez is on at the same time.
For some reason, this combination is not something Lopetegui sees value in at the moment.
The more he overlooks it, the more bizarre it feels. A lot of money will be spent on Cunha this summer, and it is very perplexing to see him be misused like he is.
He is definitely so much better playing just off a main striker.