Adama Traore was introduced as a substitute in Wolves’ 0-0 draw with Norwich City on Saturday but struggled to make an impact.
He was bright in the early part of the season but his form has tailed off in recent weeks and months.
Former Wolves midfielder turned Sky Sports pundit David Edwards has said that he thinks the Spain international has lost his confidence.
Edwards wrote in the Express and Star: “Traore seems to have lost all of his confidence, by the looks of it. You can understand why, he’s not been getting that game time.
“He started at the beginning of the season and I thought he was good in games and he always gives you something no-one else can, but he needed a goal or an assist, something to get his confidence going.
“He didn’t get that and now it looks like he’s going backwards, unfortunately. It felt like a game Traore could influence but it wasn’t to be.”
Traore’s contract situation is also lingering in the background and that could be impacting his form.
His recent performances will not do much to attract potential January suitors, which might be a blessing for Wolves.
But they need to get more out of Traore when he does get on the pitch, and Daniel Podence’s continued absence from the squad to face Burnley may hand Traore another chance to play.
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