Ruben Neves believes that Wolverhampton Wanderers will resolve their goalscoring problem and has claimed that Bruno Lage’s side want to be an offensive team.

Although only Manchester City (13) have conceded fewer goals than Wolves in the Premier League, Norwich City (8) are the only side to have scored fewer than Lage’s men in the top-flight (13), so far this season.

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However, over the course of the year, the team only produced 42 in total – our lowest attacking output since 1922.

Of those, 34 were league goals, which is the third lowest ever after our efforts in 1919 and 1981.

Despite having a wealth of attacking options, Lage’s forwards have lacked composure in the crucial moments and a number of clear cut chances have been spurned.

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Hwang Hee-chan is currently the club’s top goalscorer with four, yet he has not netted since October.

Speaking on Wolves’ struggles in front of goal, Ruben Neves told the club’s official website: “We have been trying to find solutions and we know that we have the quality to do better in this aspect. It’s up to us to work during the week to get to the games and achieve.

“We also had this problem at the beginning of the season, and we’ve improved a lot afterwards. I believe that things will improve in that aspect because our style of play requires it.

“We want to be an offensive team that scores goals. Hopefully, it’s already in the next game.”

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With the defensive side of Wolves’ game looking solid and resolute, although Romain Saiss will be a big miss as he heads to the African Cup of Nations, Lage will want an injection of goals added to his side.

With the January transfer window now open, Fosun could give the Black Country side a huge boost with some attacking reinforcements.

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