Nuno Espirito Santo undoubtedly has a selection headache awaiting him after the international break.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are not in action this weekend unlike several other teams in the Premier League.

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It means the manager can already start to think about how to set his team up in the first game back against West Ham United.

Who Nuno decides to play up front is perhaps the hardest call for the manager to make – with Fabio Silva and Willian Jose both keen to lead the line in Raul Jimenez’s absence.

Jose has been unable to hit the goal trail since his January arrival on loan from Real Sociedad, despite showing some neat link-up play.

Silva, still only 18, has impressed with his movement to create goalscoring opportunities, but has just lacked that ruthlessness.

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But the youngster surely needs a show of faith from Nuno, if anything as a reward for his fantastic attitude when brought on as a substitute in recent games.

 

It is plainly obvious how passionate the £80,000-a-week youngster (Spotrac) is to succeed at Molineux.

Sometimes it seems like he almost tries too hard, which is natural for a young player with a big price tag, but his desire cannot be faulted.

Give Silva the mini-run he deserves

A ‘nice’ run of fixtures awaits Wolves following the conclusion of the next international break.

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West Ham will be tricky, but then it’s Fulham, Sheffield United, Burnley, West Bromwich Albion and Brighton – perhaps ominously, Silva’s two Premier League goals so far came against the Clarets and Baggies in the reverse fixtures.

Before the return of Jimenez, which is seemingly not too far away now, it would be nice for Silva to get a run of starts against some teams that have really struggled defensively this term.

Jose has had ample opportunities, and it is perhaps time for the Brazilian to occupy the bench to allow Silva a proper chance.

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