Things are bleak at Wolves at the moment, with many players in the squad underperforming.
The club is currently languishing in 19th place in the Premier League. Only a superior goal difference to Nottingham Forest is preventing the team from being rock bottom.
The way things are going, Wolves may well end up there after this weekend’s round of fixtures.
Fans are definitely fearing the worst right now, especially since club officials have decided that Steve David will remain in interim charge until 2023.
That’s a major risk, and one that could ultimately have disastrous consequences.
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It is tough for Davis.
Many of the players just aren’t performing right now.
One man who has really gone off the boil in recent weeks is Daniel Podence.
The 27-year-old started the new season really well, scoring in the first game against Leeds United. He then got the winner in the 1-0 victory over Southampton in early September.
He was playing with confidence, and was taking responsibility when others were not.
He was the team’s most influential star in those opening weeks of the season.
But lately, he’s been a shadow of that player.
The former Olympiacos man really frustrated during the 4-0 defeat to Leicester City on Sunday. His flicks and tricks are great when they come off, but extremely grating when they do not.
The Birmingham Mail gave him a 3/10 for his performance, stating that his ‘involvement became non-existent in the second-half’.
He was also poor in the second-half against Crystal Palace last week.
When he isn’t at the races, Wolves’ chances of creating chances, scoring goals and taking points decrease even further.
Wolves need Daniel Podence to rediscover mojo quickly
Podence is probably one of the most natural and technically gifted footballers in the entire Wolves squad.
He has the potential to be a match-winner for Wolves, and it is so important for him to be firing.
At the moment he is just not doing it for Wanderers.
But he does actually remain Wolves’ most creative player, and the lack of form from the likes of Goncalo Guedes and Hwang Hee-chan means his position in the team isn’t really under any threat, which is not good.
He needs pushing. On his day, he is a fine player, and he needs to rediscover his mojo and quickly.