Wolves are in action against Crystal Palace this weekend in the Premier League and are looking to bounce back from a poor end to February.
Defeats Arsenal and West Ham United have set Wolves back in their quest for European football.
It wasn’t a terrible month overall, with Wolves beating Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
But there is a feeling for many that the last couple of games were an opportunity missed.
Wolves remain in touching distance of the top four. But it’s going to take a seriously big effort to secure Champions League football. Realistically, Europa League football is more likely but even that will be a challenge.
It’s Palace at Molineux on Saturday, and Wolves have won the last two meetings between the two sides.
Patrick Vieira has enjoyed a respectable start at Selhurst Park, and it will not be an easy game.
Recently, Wolves have had success with playing three midfielders.
It worked especially well against Spurs, and Lage should perhaps think about using the system on Saturday.
And he should also give consideration to starting Luke Cundle, who was superb on his full Premier League debut in north London.
The youngster, branded ‘a very talented young player’ by technical director Scott Sellars after he signed a new deal with the club this week, has not seen any minutes since that outing.
But this game could be a decent opportunity for him.
Luke Cundle can help Wolves in possession against Crystal Palace
Cundle recorded a pass completion rate of 96% against Spurs which is fantastic.
He looked more than comfortable in the game as it wore on.
Perhaps Lage could deploy him in there with Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho to try and give the hosts more control.
Palace press well, and so having three technicians in midfield might be the way to go.
Cundle will likely be itching to get back out there and build on that performance against Tottenham.
It would be great to see him given another chance, and Wolves to dominate the ball at home, create chances and score goals.
It hasn’t been good enough over the past couple of weeks. So maybe Lage throwing such a curve ball would prompt a positive change.