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Steve Bull admits he doesn't know who he'd play up top for Wolves against West Ham

Molineux legend Steve Bull admits he just doesn’t know who’d be the best option to lead the line for Wolves against West Ham United next weekend.

Wanderers have made a poor start to the 2022/23 season and the game against the Hammers has become huge.

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The Irons are also struggling, and sit one place below Wolves in the Premier League table.

Wolves’ issues have once again come in the form of a lack of a cutting edge.

Prior to the game with Manchester City, Wanderers had the best defence in the division.

It’s in attack where the issues lie, with the team having scored just three goals in the league so far.

Undoubtedly Wolves have really been stung by injuries.

Sasa Kalajdzic suffered an ACL injury on his debut, and Raul Jimenez has struggled with fitness issues since the end of pre-season.

The club have brought in Diego Costa, who is working hard to build his fitness.

It remains to be seen if he’ll be OK to have some kind of involvement against West Ham.

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It won’t be a straightforward decision for Bruno Lage regarding who leads the line.

Wolves all-time top goalscorer Bull has expressed his frustrations at the situation in his latest Express & Star column.

He said: “There’s an argument to give Hwang Hee-chan a chance as a striker against West Ham, but I really don’t know!

“I’m banging my head against a brick wall trying to figure out the best option. Daniel Podence is 5ft 4ins, so that isn’t going to work playing him up front. You won’t win a game without a striker on the field.”

Bull adds that he would like to see Costa make an appearance off the bench at the London Stadium.

Hwang or Guedes should lead the line against West Ham, as Steve Bull sums up frustrating situation at Wolves

No one knows where Costa is up to with his fitness. But it would perhaps be a surprise to see him starting against West Ham.

Surely substitute appearances should come for him before starts.

Arguably, it should either be Hwang Hee-chan or Goncalo Guedes to lead the line against West Ham.

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Even if Jimenez is available, the Mexican’s form doesn’t warrant him starting at the moment.

£14 million star Hwang hasn’t been great. But the star just put in a really good performance for South Korea against Costa Rica. That might the catalyst for him and the time could be right for him to start again after a few weeks on the bench.

There is also Guedes, 25, who can play through the middle.

He wasn’t called up by Portugal, and might be fresher than Hwang.

Lage could even throw a curveball and play both Guedes and Hwang in a partnership. That said, the pair will not have had time to work on that in training, with Hwang currently with the South Korea national team.