Wolves have a really big problem at right-back
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Wolves have a really big problem at right-back

Wolves may have to get busy in the January transfer window, with Nelson Semedo and Jonny’s struggles both continuing yesterday in the 3-2 defeat to Brighton.

Wanderers fell to yet another defeat in the Premier League.

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It was actually a good performance for the most-part from Wolves, who really fought hard at times in the game.

But the second-half was always going to be a real uphill battle, with Semedo getting a red card just before half-time.

The Portugal international had endured a torrid half up against Kaoru Mitoma, and lost track of him for Brighton’s equaliser.

That forced Steve Davis to change things at half-time, with Jonny replacing Daniel Podence.

The Spaniard took up his usual right-back position, but fared no better up against Japan international Mitoma.

Jonny once again looked lethargic and defensively very suspect.

It was his chance to try and stake a claim following Semedo’s dismissal. But he was all over the shop and the situation is a big worry now for Wolves.

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Arguably, they are the two most out-of-form players right now the entire squad.

Semedo will miss the next three games now, but few Wolves fans will have much confidence in Jonny as his replacement.

Nelson Semedo and Jonny are in woeful form, and the right-back position looks extremely weak right now for Wolves

This a real concern for Wolves.

Both Semedo and Jonny have been really poor so far this season.

It seems like both have been impacted by previous injury problems.

Obviously Jonny had the two ACL injuries, which were perhaps always going to affect him later down the line.

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But Semedo also appears to be less athletic and a bit more sluggish at the moment. He suffered a bad hamstring injury back in April, for which he required surgery.

Jonny will now play Wolves’ next three games by default and if his form does not pick up, Wanderers may have no choice but to consider signing someone new.