Wolverhampton Wanderers played out a 1-1 draw with Stoke City yesterday.

The club took part in their fourth pre-season friendly match, with the fifth to come today against Coventry City.

Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Pre-Season Friendly
Bruno Lage (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

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It was another valuable afternoon for Bruno Lage, as the players gear up for the 2021/22 season.

Despite not winning the game, there were, again, a number of positive things to take away from the clash.

Wolves played some neat stuff at times, and the team created chances.

There is still a big vulnerability when it comes to defending set-pieces though – hopefully, one or two new faces can come in to help with that particular weakness.

Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Pre-Season Friendly
Raul Jimenez (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arguably the best part about yesterday’s game was the fact that Raul Jimenez managed to get himself on the scoresheet with 2400 Wolves fans watched on (via Express & Star) – the first time he’s done so in a game in front of spectators since returning from his injury.

 

The Mexican, who again really impressed in terms of his link-up and creativity, was on hand for a tap-in after Nelson Semedo forced a save from Josef Bursik.

Jimenez’s last goal for Wolves came all the way back in October against Newcastle United.

That was one month before he sustained his fractured skull.

The 30-year-old has been through so much, and it was clear how much scoring again meant to him.

Jimenez has taken to Instagram following his goal yesterday, writing: “Great satisfaction to step on the field and meet my team! We continue to prepare for the start of the season and we go with everything.”

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