Wolverhampton Wanderers returned to winning ways yesterday, but Bruno Lage will be hoping for improvements.

The 1-0 win over Southampton was hard-fought, and it was thanks to Raul Jimenez that Wolves fans are feeling cheerful today.

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It may have been three points for Wolves, but it’s just three goals scored in six Premier League games so far.

That makes Wolves the second-lowest scorers in the division ahead of Norwich City, which a bit of a worry.

Everybody needs to improve their finishing going forwards.

Perhaps one man who needs to do this more than most is Nelson Semedo, who has cropped up in some very dangerous positions several times this season.

The wing-back arrived at Molineux with a reputation for being attack-minded.

Under Lage, the 27-year-old has regularly been finding himself in very threatening areas, and should undoubtedly have a couple of goals to his name at least.

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Nelson Semedo (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Yesterday, he had a chance within the first minute of the game.

 

Raul Jimenez held the ball up and laid it into his path, but Semedo shot straight at Alex McCarthy rather than across him.

He also had two glorious chances against Watford recently.

Semedo showing he can be big weapon for Wolves

Semedo is tailor-made to play as a wing-back.

And he really suits playing in an attacking-minded coach’s system.

He just seems to keep cropping up on that right-hand side, and it’s really baffling he hasn’t scored yet.

It is good to see him getting up there though, and potentially he can be a very dangerous weapon for Wolves if he can just improve his finishing.

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Nelson Semedo (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

He just needs to show a bit more composure, or maybe even start trying to go round the onrushing goalkeeper.

He’s probably not used to finding himself in such positions, but working on his finishing can help him reach the next level.

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