The inquest into the 4-0 defeat by Burnley is likely in full swing now for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The weekend result was arguably the worst of the season (so far), and there simply has to be a response next Monday against West Bromwich Albion in the Black Country derby.

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Nuno Espirito Santo (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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It was absolutely shocking to see the defending that was on show against the Clarets.

Willy Boly probably had his worst game for the club, and Conor Coady and Romain Saiss were also both very poor.

Wolves may no longer have any fears about going down after 1-0 wins over Sheffield United and Fulham, but that defensive performance against Burnley was utterly relegation-standard.

Any of those three centre-halves can have no complaints if they were dropped against Albion.

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Nuno and Kilman (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

It’s likely none of them will be, given the stubbornness of Nuno Espirito Santo.

 

In an ideal world, Max Kilman will be brought back into the starting XI for his first start since early February.

Kilman deserves another chance

It is borderline unfathomable how Kilman has not featured in old gold for over two months now.

Wolves may have kept four clean sheets while he’s been sat on the bench, but they have also shipped 14 goals.

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Max Kilman (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Barring his shaky showing against Arsenal – when he was played out of position – Kilman has probably actually been Wolves most consistent defender this season.

He really was superb in the first-half of the season, with captain Coady branding him ‘outstanding’ after his first appearance of the season against Fulham in October.

Surely he needs to start against West Brom with the others in such disarray right now.

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