Wolverhampton Wanderers have had rotten luck with injuries this term.
A number of key players have had issues, with Raul Jimenez’s skull fracture having probably been the most significant.
It’s led to a season of struggle, and by this point, a lot of fans will be glad to see the back of 2020/21.
One man who has had his fitness issues this season is Daniel Podence.
Big things were expected of the 25-year-old, who signed for the club midway through last season.
He did actually start quite well, with him and Pedro Neto often the bright sparks in the first few months.
But a thigh problem caused him to miss a few games in January, which seemed to disrupt his momentum.
An abductor issue would follow, ruling him out for two months, and he has undoubtedly struggled to reach the level he was at towards the beginning of the season since returning.
Wolves fans have been talking about Podence – who’s scored three goals this term – on social media following his failure to make an impact off the bench against West Bromwich Albion on Monday.
Fans know the £60,000-a-week star (Spotrac) has talent in abundance, but feel the injuries simply haven’t allowed him to flourish at Molineux so far:
Love his passion and fight but since his injuries, form has dropped. Think he’s more suited wide as a winger, 10 role doesn’t suit him.
— Jay O’Keeffe (@jayok79) May 5, 2021
He was quality before his injury and I think he is still playing injured still looks like he has not shook the injury off and is not fit, once he gets a rest before the new season much like the rest of the squad he will be back to his old self tearing it up the wing
— Tom (@tummyevans) May 5, 2021
Like Wolves as a club,he’ll be glad to see the back of this season. Definitely has the skill to be important to Wolves, but would rather see him play wide.Those who say he’s too small and too lightweight never saw how important Hancocks and Deeley were to Cullis
— Bob Lawton (@BobLawton20) May 5, 2021
Mixed bag, before the injury he looked like the only one who was trying and cared, I’m hoping that it’s down to him not being fully fit and nothing else
— Jamie Ducky Sond (@DuckinsDavid) May 5, 2021
I love him, he’s a real fight anything that moves terrier. Injuries have held him back from fully reaching his best, but a solid 6.5 for me
— Jack Rickus (@4rickus4) May 5, 2021
Tricky. Skilful. Inventive. Dramatic.
— Ian Tansell (@tanseyla) May 5, 2021
Got the fight and passion just needs to be on it more and he’d be wonderful https://t.co/e0EWO1HlCX
— Will (@wwfcPerry) May 5, 2021