Wolves legend John Richards believes the signing of Willian Jose can be the catalyst for change at Molineux this season.

The Brazilian striker completed a loan move to the club at the weekend, and is tasked with providing cover for the recuperating Raul Jimenez.

Jose was swooped for following the struggles over the past couple of months, with young Fabio Silva having to lead the line for Wolves.

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The 18-year-old has great promise, but has perhaps been thrust into the sportlight before he was ready.

Jose’s move to Molineux has excited supporters, who hope he can instigate a turnaround.

That is something Wolves legend Richards believes can happen.

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He told the Express & Star: “I think he’s going to give them a great boost. When you look at the lad’s pedigree, he’s a regular scorer.

“He’s scored every third game in La Liga, which is very impressive.

“In the Premier League, it’s fine margins and Wolves, with the knock of losing Jimenez, have lost their edge.

“So, they just need this boost, and the lad has got the pedigree to give them that.”

“He’ll have an impact on the other players, too.”

Psychology of Jose signing could help Wolves players

Jose is arriving in the Black Country with a solid reputation.

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By all accounts the man can score goals and is great at linking play, just like Jimenez.

It could be that the Wolves players are instantly lifted by having someone with such quality and experience, and hopefully the move is going to work out – there’s no reason why it shouldn’t.

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