It is so, so good to see Raul Jimenez back playing again for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The scenes of that night at the Emirates Stadium last November will not be forgotten in a hurry.

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The clash of heads with David Luiz was sickening, and the Mexican could have lost his life if not for the actions of quick-thinking medics.

It’s been a long road of recovery, but one that has thankfully ended with him wearing the Old Gold shirt once again.

As most would have predicted, it’s been a tricky start for Jimenez so far.

He is yet to score and hasn’t really come too close to doing so.

And he has been taking up some peculiar positions out wide, rather than sticking mainly in the penalty area.

It was always going to take time for him to get back up to speed, but perhaps Bruno Lage can tweak things to help him on his way.

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Wolves’ final signing of the summer was Hwang Hee-chan on loan from RB Leipzig.

The South Korean is a player Wolves have had a long-standing interest in, and fans are curious to see how he’ll fare now that he is finally at Molineux.


Some have spoken about Adama Traore’s form being vital for Jimenez, but Hwang might well be more likely to bring Jimenez back into form for a couple of reasons.

Hwang can be Jimenez’s right-hand man

Hwang – who made an assist for his country in a 1-0 win over Lebanon today – made his name at RB Salzburg for playing as a support for Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian was often the star of the show, as he continues to be today for Borussia Dortmund, but his partnership with Hwang was crucial to his effectiveness.

According to Transfermarkt data, Hwang assisted Haaland 10 times for the Austrian club.

So far, Bruno Lage has been playing with Jimenez as a sole striker.

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But maybe this needs to change in order for the 30-year-old to become more effective.

Getting Hwang up there in and around him might be worth a try in the coming games, although it may mean someone like Francisco Trincao dropping out.

Or perhaps Lage could go to a 4-4-2 – his favoured system at Benfica – and one of the centre-backs drops to the bench.

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