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Rayan Ait-Nouri may hold key to Wolves scoring more goals

Wolverhampton Wanderers have scored just three goals in the Premier League so far.

Although the team have created lots of chances this season, the reality is the players have had real trouble actually putting the ball in the back of the net.

Bruno Lage will undoubtedly be a little frustrated that the ‘goals for’ tally is as low as it is.

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Right now, points are what matter most, but the head coach prides himself on playing attacking football.

One wonders if it could be time for him to make an attacking change that could help increase the threat for Wolves.

Perhaps it is time for Rayan Ait-Nouri to come into the starting XI.

The Frenchman, signed for £10 million in the summer after a successful loan spell (Express & Star), has played just six minutes in the Premier League so far this term.

Fernando Marcal has been Lage’s go-to at left wing-back, and the Brazilian has enjoyed a decent start.

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But the 32-year-old didn’t have the best of games against Southampton at the weekend.

It would have been interesting to see if Lage would have played Ait-Nouri against the Saints.

He had a good game against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup.

But following a collision with Japhet Tanganga, the youngster was then ruled out of Sunday’s game.

He’ll be available for selection against Newcastle United this weekend, and maybe he should start.

Ait-Nouri a greater attacking threat

Last season Ait-Nouri showcased his talents as an attacking full-back/wing-back.

He enjoyed a terrific debut against Crystal Palace, against whom he took just 18 minutes to open his account.

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He also made a fantastic assist later in the season against Everton.

The former Angers man has fantastic feet, and is a lot more direct than Marcal.

Marcal has done well so far, but if Lage wants to increase the chances of his side scoring more goals, maybe Ait-Nouri is the way forwards.