Wolves legend Steve Bull says the return of Raul Jimenez for Wolves is ‘huge’.
The striker will be available for selection again today against Burnley, having served his two-game suspension.
Jimenez was sent off against Leeds United, when he picked up a second yellow card for a collision with Illan Meslier.
It was a very harsh decision, and one that helped swing momentum in Leeds’ favour. And it ultimately helped them to come from behind and win that game.
It has been a mixed bag for Wolves in Jimenez’s absence.
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Wanderers beat Aston Villa 2-1, but fell to a 1-0 defeat against Newcastle United.
Fabio Silva started both of those games, having more of an impact against the Villans.
It remains to be seen if Bruno Lage will stick with the youngster or throw Jimenez straight back into the mix against the Clarets.
Wolves’ all-time goalscorer Bull is certainly happy the 30-year-old is back.
He said in his latest Express & Star column: “Raul Jimenez’s return is huge because he is a massive part of this club and team.
“People tell me he’s not the same player from before his head injury. But have they ever watched his work rate and the people around him?
“He was at his best with two consistent wingers either side of him and this year it’s been a mixed bag. He’s still the same player and would still score goals if he got the right service.
Wolves need Raul Jimenez to rediscover mojo to achieve European football
Jimenez being available again is obviously a big boost for Wolves.
And Lage will seriously hope his main man can now come in clutch as Wanderers seek to secure European football for next season.
Him playing well and scoring goals will be vital to the club’s push.
If he struggles to have much influence, then it might be very difficult for Wolves to get the points they need.