Wolves legend Steve Bull has said he wants to see both Raul Jimenez and Matheus Cunha start today against Newcastle United.
Wanderers are up at St. James’ Park and looking to build on last weekend’s big win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Adama Traore scored the winner against Spurs, after Julen Lopetegui made some fantastic changes in the match.
Spirits are high again after that victory.
But results yesterday mean that Wolves are still only four points clear of the relegation zone.
A poor result today would mean the pressure is right back on.
But Wolves come up against a Newcastle side that have struggled in recent weeks. And the club’s all-time top scorer Bull reckons Lopetegui can oversee another win today.
He wrote in his latest Express & Star column: “They’ve looked a bit ordinary in recent games, though, so I think Wolves are capable of taking them on.
“It goes further than that – Wolves are more than capable of getting a result, so let’s extend that gap to the bottom three each week and get out of trouble.”
And the former striker believes that Lopetegui ought to start with both Jimenez and Cunha in attack today.
He added: “They have a lot of talent and seem to work well with each other.
“It’s definitely one for Lopetegui to consider, and I’d feel more confident about Wolves winning the game with them playing together.”
In the reverse fixture back in August, the two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Molineux.
Ruben Neves’ goal was cancelled out by a stunning volley from Allan Saint-Maximin.
Cunha and Jimenez could be key to breaking Newcastle down, as Steve Bull suggests duo to start for Wolves
It would be great to see Cunha and Jimenez both start today.
We have only seen them in glimpses so far, since the Brazilian came to the club in January.
But they look to have a good understanding of one another.
In theory, they should be able to get the best out of each other. Cunha doesn’t lead the line so well on his own, but he’s effective in behind the main striker.
Jimenez has lacked service, which is something Cunha could well provide.