Wolverhampton Wanderers Unveil New Signing Chiquinho
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Chiquinho may be in contention to start Wolves' next game after bright Crystal Palace cameo

Wolves lost their third game on the spin yesterday, after a terrible performance against Crystal Palace.

Wanderers slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Molineux, giving one of their worst performances all season.

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Wolves just didn’t get going in the first-half, with Palace far superior in every department.

Bruno Lage decided to keep Raul Jimenez on the bench again, and go with Daniel Podence, Hwang Hee-chan and Pedro Neto up front.

All three were extremely poor, and frustratingly, the defence was also all over the shop.

The solidity of the defence has been absolutely essential for Wolves this season.

But over the past few weeks, Wolves have looked worryingly vulnerable at the back.

If Wolves continue to turn out performances like this, they can forget about all European football.

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Perhaps the only positive of the day for Wolves was the cameo performance of Chiquinho.

The January signing from Estoril entered the action on with around 15 minutes to go, replacing Max Kilman.

Although it would not have taken much to do better than Hwang and Neto, Chiquinho did his level best to be direct and positive.

The youngster put in a fine display for the U23s against Reading on Monday, and deservedly came back into the matchday squad after being overlook by Bruno Lage for the past few games.

Quite possibly, he could now be in contention to start Wolves’ next game against Watford.

Chiquinho was the only positive for Wolves in sorry defeat to Crystal Palace, he may deserve start vs Watford

Neto really struggled on his first start since his return from injury. It is clear it’s going to take the 22-year-old some time to get up to speed.

Hwang was among the worst Wolves players yesterday, and his performance following a poor showing against West Ham. Lage is a big fan of the South Korea international, but his starting berth is surely under threat.

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Chiquinho was lively during his 15 minutes on the pitch against Palace.

He really gave the impression that he wanted to try and turn things around for the hosts.

His pace caused problems, and he did have a good chance to score when Podence slipped him in and it was a good save by Vicente Guaita.

He might be worth a go. Something has to change, because yesterday’s performance was alarmingly poor.