Wolves legend Steve Bull believes Raul Jimenez is the unsung hero for the club at the moment.
The Mexico international was on target last weekend in the 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
He opened the scoring with a brilliant volley after some admittedly poor goalkeeping from Hugo Lloris.
That was Jimenez’s fifth goal of the season.
It was always going to be a tough campaign for Jimenez following that horrendous injury last season.
Jimenez could have lost his life that evening against Arsenal after clashing heads with David Luiz. To see him back playing again is such a massive relief.
Considering the circumstances, Jimenez deserves major plaudits for his contributions this term. And Bull reckons that of late, the 30-year-old has been Bruno Lage’s key man.
He wrote in his latest Express & Star column: “Raul needed one or two people around him on the same hymn sheet but he’s not had that this season.
“It used to be Neto or Traore, who knew where he was on the field. But now he has to work his socks off every single game and every chance he gets he tries to put it away.
“He’s the unsung hero at the moment. He’s working so hard and people are expecting him to score goals, but it’s a team game.”
It certainly is a team game, and Wolves supporters won’t mind at all where the goals come from. So long as the odd one does come to result in points for the team.
Remarkably, Wolves are outside contenders to finish in the top four at the moment. That’s despite being the third-lowest scorers in the Premier League.
Tireless Jimenez doing his level best for Wolves
Jimenez was never going to come back and be up there with the league’s top scorers.
It’s still very much about him getting back to his best, and the job he is doing is admirable.
His link-up play still seems very good and as Bull says, he works his socks off which is fantastic to see.
Perhaps his goal output will increase once Pedro Neto returns to the starting XI, with the winger obviously showcasing a really impressive end product last season.