Julen Lopetegui should now start Dan Bentley for Wolves
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Julen Lopetegui should now start Dan Bentley for Wolves

Wolves put in a shameful performance yesterday as they lost 6-0 to Brighton – and it’s surely now time for Dan Bentley to get a chance to start.

After beating Crystal Palace in week, Wolves fans were very optimistic about this game.

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And they were even more optimistic when Brighton’s team news dropped.

Key players like Kaoru Mitoma, Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo were all left on the bench.

But there was to be no building on the win over the Eagles, with Wolves absolutely abysmal from start to finish at the Amex Stadium.

Probably five out of the six goals were preventable, and it was just an absolutely terrible day at the office.

Tottenham Hotspur refunded their travelling fans last weekend following the 5-1 defeat to Newcastle United and some are suggesting Wolves should be doing the same after this result.

Brighton were as superb as Wolves were shambolic. They could quite easily have double figures yesterday.

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There were horrendous performances everywhere for Wolves, and there will undoubtedly be changes for the next game against Aston Villa.

And one man who should be coming into the side for that game is Dan Bentley, who is yet to play for Wolves since joining from Bristol City in January.

£7 million man Jose Sa put in a good display against Palace. But that came after he made an error against Leicester City.

Sa’s performance against Brighton was seriously alarming. His distribution was awful. It feels as though the point has been reached now where Lopetegui needs to be decisive. Sadly for Sa, there have been far more poor showings than good ones lately.

Dan Bentley must start for Wolves against Aston Villa after shipping six to Brighton

Bentley, 29, should be banging on Lopetegui’s door following this result.

The man hasn’t had a chance yet. But Sa’s form means the 29-year-old should now be starting over his teammate.

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Shortly after joining Wolves, Bentley was looking impressive in training.

He has had to be patient, but Lopetegui surely cannot persist with Sa after shipping six goals.

The manager needs to make many changes for the next game, starting with the goalkeeper.