Wolves are in desperate need of a win in the Premier League having now gone five games without one in the competition.

Nuno’s side have really struggled in recent weeks and are starting to lose ground on the teams fighting for Europe.

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Injuries have taken their toll, and the manager has also been altering the formation.

It’s a difficult moment, and hopefully the team can turn things around – starting against West Brom in the Black Country derby this weekend.

Wolves’ latest injury blow is Adama Traore, with the Spaniard a surprise omission from the squad against Everton.

It turns out he wasn’t ready to face the Toffees after picking up a hamstring problem against Crystal Palace.

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He faces a battle to be fit against the Baggies on Saturday, but should he lose that battle, there is one left-field change Nuno Espirito Santo could consider making.

 

Nelson Semedo’s defensive capabilities have been questioned since coming to the club, but maybe he could be deployed further forward if the Spaniard is unavailable.

The four-at-the-back system is worth sticking with against West Brom, and pushing Semedo on as a right-winger could be the way to go, with Ki-Jana Hoever at right-back

Worth a go

Semedo is a fantastic dribbler with great pace, but he has left a lot to be desired defensively this term.

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Him at right wing could be something worth thinking about, as it would also allow Pedro Neto to shift back across to the left, which is where Fabio Silva spent a lot of time against Everton.

Against Manchester United, Hoever looked quite solid, and the Dutchman playing at right-back with Semedo as a marauding winger is a combination that could work.

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