Wolves are looking to turn things around this week after a tough past few games.
Wanderers are currently on a three-game losing streak, and are now facing a real uphill battle to secure European football.
Wolves’ latest defeat against Crystal Palace was really poor, and Bruno Lage expressed his discontent after the game.
He has previously protected the players despite poor performances. But the manager really let his feelings be known in the post-match press conference, with Ki-Jana Hoever coming in for fierce criticism.
Something Wolves have again been struggling with in the last couple of games, is scoring goals.
Wolves have failed to score in 13 of their Premier League games so far this season.
That just isn’t good enough, and must frustrate the life out of Lage.
The manager must shoulder some of the responsibility for that. But there have been many occasions where Wolves have simply just been wasteful, or unable to create proper, meaningful chances.
One man who is flourishing as Wolves struggle to find their cutting edge, is Morgan Gibbs-White.
The midfielder stole headlines last night for another fantastic performance for the Blades, this time against Middlesbrough.
The star scored his ninth goal of the season, beautifully converting a low cross with a spinning flick.
He also notched an assist, bursting forwards into the penalty area and laying the ball across for Billy Sharp for an easy tap-in.
The Sheffield Star was so impressed with him, they actually gave him a rare 10/10 rating for his performance.
As his Wolves attackers struggle, it must be getting difficult for Lage to watch this kind of form from Gibbs-White in another team’s colours.
Lage probably wishes he could call on Gibbs-White for Wolves right now
It must be annoying for Lage to constantly hear about Gibbs-White’s contributions for Sheffield United, while his Wolves team struggles.
Wolves have been lacking creativity and a spark in the final third, which is what Gibbs-White is regularly providing at Bramall Lane.
Lage never wanted Gibbs-White to depart. But it was the player who wanted to get out and play, which is fair play to him.
He probably wishes he could call upon the attacking midfielder. One gets the feeling he would very much like to do that next season if he continues to shine like this.