Former Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards says he is worried about Jonny Castro Otto following his latest showing against Manchester United.
Wolves closed out 2022 with a 1-0 defeat to the Red Devils at Molineux.
It was a closely fought contest, with Marcus Rashford’s second-half strike proving to be the difference.
Wolves more than matched United in the game.
Defensively, they were much more solid than against Everton in the previous game.
But Wanderers just couldn’t put away their chances and were ultimately punished.
Rashford’s goal came as a result of some poor defending from Jonny on the United left.
The England international came inside, played a one-two with Bruno Fernandes and got his shot away before Nathan Collins could make a block.
Jonny – on for the booked Nelson Semedo – was easily fended off by Rashford as he made his way through.
In the eyes of Edwards, the Spaniard has really struggled and needs ‘taking out of the firing line’.
He told the Express & Star: “Lopetegui had to bring Semedo off due to his yellow card, but his replacement Jonny seems to be completely devoid of any confidence.
“He doesn’t look comfortable on the ball at all and ended up giving United quite a few of opportunities. He needs to be out of the firing line for a bit.”
Jonny Castro Otto form is sad to see, he was once Wolves’ most dependable player as Dave Edwards admits he’s worried about Spaniard
It has been a season of real struggle for Jonny, and it is sad to see.
In his early days at the club, Jonny was arguably Wolves’ most dependable player. It would be rare for him to ever put in a poor performance.
But these days, it seems to be the opposite.
As Edwards says, the 28-year-old seems to be completely lacking in confidence. And that makes him something of a liability at times.
The two knee injuries he has had appear to have caught up with him.
Perhaps ominously for him, Wolves have recently been linked with a move for Ivan Fresneda. Should he arrive, it would be interesting to see what would happen with Jonny.