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Julen Lopetegui wants to increase goalscoring across the board at Wolves

Julen Lopetegui has said he wants to increase the goalscoring output from everyone in the team and not just the strikers.

The Spaniard is tasked with getting Wolves to become more potent when club football resumes.

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Wanderers have been pitiful in front of goal this season, and are by far and away the lowest scorers in the Premier League so far.

Wolves have had some bad luck with their strikers this term.

Sasa Kalajdzic suffered an ACL injury on his debut, and Raul Jimenez has really struggled with his fitness.

Diego Costa was brought in as a free agent, and is clearly not the same player as a few years ago.

Lopetegui is likely to bring in a new centre-forward in January, with the hope of increasing Wolves’ goal output.

But the new manager wants goals to flow from the whole team and not just whoever is leading the line,

He said (via Express & Star): “Sasa’s injury at the start of the season, it was an important investment from the club and unfortunately he’s injured.

“After that Diego (Costa) is coming. We are going to try to choose the next options, not only for this position.

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“Sometimes you can play without a striker and you can score goals. We have to try to improve the rest of the players too, not only putting the focus on the striker.

“We want to put the focus on the team, the way the team is attacking and defending, but as a block, not only thinking about one player and one position.”

The right message from Julen Lopetegui regarding goalscoring at Wolves

Lopetegui’s words here are encouraging.

Obviously first and foremost, Wolves just need to start finding the net more regularly. It doesn’t really matter where they come from. Just that they do.

But it is important for everyone in the team to chip in.

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Especially the wide forward players. People like Goncalo Guedes, Daniel Podence, Hwang Hee-chan, Adama Traore and Pedro Neto all need to be increasing their outputs.

They’re all talented players and can be really dangerous on their day.

But they simply don’t score enough goals and this needs to change going forwards.