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Performances should not overlook Wolves' need for signings

Despite picking up just one win since the turn of the decade, Wolves have put in strong performances and were unfortunate not to pick up any points in Thursday’s loss to Liverpool.

With the knockout stages of the Europa League approaching. games will come thick and fast.

Wolves’ squad seems incredibly thin, especially since the sale of Patrick Cutrone to Fiorentina.

Nuno even admitted himself that signings need to be made this January.

The comeback victory over Southampton and the performance against Liverpool have brought a “feel-good factor” back to Wolves, but this shouldn’t diminish the need for signings.

Lack of depth

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Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore have been Wolves’ best players this season, combining regularly to create a lethal front-line.

With Diogo Jota spending a month on the sidelines, Pedro Neto slotted into the front three and has performed well.

However, since Cutrone’s departure, there is no real depth should Wolves suffer another injury to one of their forwards.

Currently, new signing Leonardo Campana and youngster Benny Ashley-Seal are the only replacements should there be any injuries.

Fortunately for Wolves, Willy Boly’s return from long-term absence is imminent as depth in defence is another concern.

Centre-back Jesus Vallejo returned to Real Madrid in order to be loaned back out for more game time which leaves Wolves thin at the back.

Ryan Bennett and Leander Dendoncker have been poor recently and despite Max Kilman’s solid performances, recruitment is needed.

Wolves’ busy schedule

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With the festive fixtures now past us, most clubs will be relishing the extended rest between games.

However, Wolves are one of the English clubs who remain in a European competition.

At the end of February, Wolves face Espanyol over two legs and will play a league game just three days later.

Players looked tired on occasion in recent games due to the busy schedule, and a lack of recruitment could see first-team players continue to suffer.

The last thing Wolves need is a bad run of form or to crash out of the Europa League with fatigue being an issue.

To ease the strain on the team, Wolves need to recruit depth.

Challenging the top four

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Wolves currently sit in sixth place, six points behind Chelsea in fourth.

A good run of form could see Wolves add pressure to the top four and even break into should results go their way.

To do so, Wolves need to add that extra bit of quality to their team.

To challenge teams like Manchester United come May, Wolves need to recruit this month.

With teams around them slipping up more often than not, the opportunity is there for Nuno’s men.

A few additions this window could be the change Wolves need to push on and ensure European qualification for next season.