Wolves lost ground on the teams above them yesterday in the hunt for European football, losing 1-0 to West Ham United.
Wolves had the ideal chance to respond to the midweek defeat to Arsenal.
It was an opportunity to get three points, and go above the Hammers in the Premier League table.
But it wasn’t to be for Wolves, who really struggled with key players rotated to the bench.
Fabio Silva and Francisco Trincao came in to replace Raul Jimenez and Daniel Podence.
That was an extremely bold call from Bruno Lage given the magnitude of the game. But it could be that they simply needed the rest after a quick turnaround.
Wolves did actually create chances in the game, but nothing particularly meaningful.
Wanderers only managed one shot on target all game, as West Ham had all the answers for Wolves’ probing.
Wolves failing to score a goal yesterday means the team have now blanked in 12 matches this season.
Only Norwich City and Watford have failed to score in more games.
And with 24 goals scored in the Premier League so far, only Norwich and Burnley have netted fewer.
Simply put, Wolves need a spark in that final third – and it might be time now for Pedro Neto to finally start for Wolves.
Wolves need to hand Pedro Neto a start as attacking woes continue
He’s had a few substitute appearances since returning from his injury.
And it might now be time for Neto to start for Wolves.
He’s looked very bright in each of his cameos so far, and Wolves could do with his creativity and directness to try and make things happen.
Arguably on paper, the £16 million livewire has the best end product of all Wolves’ wide forwards.
It would be great to see him in the frontline with Podence on the left and Jimenez through the middle.
That might well be the trio to get Wolves’ firing.