Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez has conceded his partnership with Adama Traore isn’t quite there yet this term.

Bruno Lage’s team have had a difficult start to the new season, with the scoring of goals proving to be a problem.

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Raul Jimenez (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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Wolves have managed just two in five games so far, one of which was an own goal.

Jimenez has had a lot of chances but is yet to find the net in 2021/22.

He is, of course, still getting back up to speed after his horror injury last season.

Before a ball was kicked this term, some Wolves fans were excited to see how he and Traore in particular would get on.

The pair have previously showcased a good understanding with one another, combining for 10 goals in the 2019/20 season.

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Raul Jimenez (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Since both have been at Wolves, Traore has set Jimenez up for eight goals, and Jimenez has set Traore up for four.


They’re yet to link up this season, and Jimenez concedes the understanding isn’t quite there just at the moment.

He said: “We have to keep going, keep looking for it. We haven’t been linking really well, and today we had a good opportunity, he crossed and I did the header, but it went out.

“But this is just working, and if we do that, we’re going to get there again.”

Jimenez and Traore spark needs to return

We know how good they can be, and hopefully the spark will soon return.

Jimenez and Traore are two of Wolves’ best players, and surely it won’t be long until one assists the other again.

Raul Jimenez Visits his Teammates during a Wolverhampton Wanderers Training Session
Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez (Photo by Wolverhampton Wanderers FC/Getty Images)

As poor as Wolves have been in front of goal, the duo are at least creating a lot of chances.

It can’t be much longer until one of them nets having been set up by the other.

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