Nuno Espirito Santo has insisted Willian Jose’s work for Wolverhampton Wanderers is positive, after going another game without a goal.

The Brazilian made his eighth appearance for the club against Newcastle United on Saturday night, but again failed to find the net.

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It was a very quiet day at the office for the South American, although he did make a smart run to given Ruben Neves space for the equalising goal.

Some are starting to question what he brings.

While it is acknowledged he can hold the ball up well, some are concerned heisn’t displaying the cutting edge that is really needed in the absence of Raul Jimenez.

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But Jose’s contributions aren’t going unnoticed by his manager, who said (via Express & Star): “He’s helping a lot. He is a hard-worker.

“The moment he recognises, and the team recognises his movement better, he can give us very good things.


“There is hard work. A very talented player.”

Has Jose been unlucky?

It seems that Nuno feels the supply to Jose could be better, but that he could also be doing slightly more to get in better positions.

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It may just be a case of a new player not quite being on the same wavelength as his teammates, which obviously can and does happen.

There seems to be a slight disconnect right now, but his goalscoring record in Spain was very respectable and clearly he has it in him.

Hopefully he can get his first soon and the floodgates will then start to open.

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