It’s been a strange start to the 2020/21 season for Wolves.

The club have taken 13 points from their first eight games and sit ninth in the table, six points off the summit.

Little separates the teams in the top half right now, but Wolves look far off the likes of Leicester City and Southampton in terms of performance.

There have been glimmers of quality, but Wolves have largely been pedestrian, unimaginative and dare we say, boring so far.

With the international break now upon us, here are a few things the manager should be thinking about over the next coupld of weeks:

Get Traore starting again

Traore is a strange case right now. The Spaniard is such a dangerous player, but has been unable to buy a start from Nuno for the past month or so.

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The form of Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto has been good and the manager has understandably been unwilling to bench either player.

But with things the way they are, perhaps the manager needs to think of how he can bring the explosive £18 million man (BBC Sport) back into the fold.

At the moment, yes, he could perhaps do more, but it can be argued he just doesn’t have enough time to make a proper impact.

 

More chances for Fabio Silva

Summer signing Fabio Silva is already at risk of criticism.

He was signed for a whopping £35.6 million (BBC Sport) only a few months ago, but he’s hardly had sniff for the first-team.

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Nuno has handed the starlet just four Premier League appearances totalling 51 minutes of actualy pitch time, which is hardly enough to make an impact.

We aren’t privy to how he’s looking in training, but with Raul Jimenez seemingly lacking support this term, perhaps Nuno should think about birthing a partnership between the Mexican and Silva.

Four at the back?

Nuno has been so faithful to the wing-back system since coming to the club, but could it be time to change things up, or at least have a plan B to go to later on in games.

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Perhaps having three central defenders isn’t always the best when chasing games, so Nuno could look at a possible system change.

Setting up with a more traditional four at the back system would be risky, but it would give the manager a greater chance of getting his most threatening players – Neto, Podence, Traore and Jimenez – all on at the same time.

Theoretically, having all these players on at the same time in a more attacking system will help improve the goalscoring.

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