Wolves are experiencing a strange season.

There have definitely been plenty of positives to Bruno Lage’s start at Molineux.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

But some supporters still aren’t convinced by the new head coach, who didn’t have the best of afternoons against Crystal Palace.

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Something fans have been keen to see with Lage is whether he can increase the goal output.

So far it’s 11 goals scored in 11 games for Wolves in the Premier League.

While that’s not bad, it’s probably a little underwhelming given Lage’s reputation as an attacking coach.

That said, Wolves have, of course, missed a host of great chances so far in 2021/22.

It’s interesting to note where the goals have actually come from for Wolves.

So far, according to an interesting graphic created by Daniel Katona, attackers have scored 60% of Wolves’ goals, while defenders have scored 30%.

 

That means just 10% of Wolves have come from midfielders. That was Ruben Neves’ last-gasp winner against Aston Villa last month.

Of all 20 Premier League clubs, only Brighton have a lower percentage for goals coming from midfielders.

Wolves need a goalscoring midfielder

It has been the case for quite a while now, but Wolves really need to sign a midfielder who can chip in with some goals.

Neves managed a few last term under Nuno Espirito Santo, but most came via the penalty spot.

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Moutinho and Dendoncker (Photo by Wolverhampton Wanderers FC/)

And Leander Dendoncker and Joao Moutinho have scored a combined 13 goals for the club in 279 appearances between them.

Fosun need to prioritise the signing of a central defender (or two) in January.

But a goalscoring midfielder would definitely not go amiss.

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