Yesterday saw Wolves edge Nottingham Forest in the ‘Morgan Gibbs-White Derby’.
Ruben Neves scored a penalty for the hosts, and Jose Sa then denied Brennan Johnson from the spot to hand Wolves three huge points.
It was a must-win game for Wolves, with Forest having really struggled in the opening weeks of the new season.
Thankfully, Wolves were able to get the job done. The performance was not particularly great and there are many things to work on. But this weekend, it was all about the result.
It was always going to be interesting to see how Gibbs-White would get on for Forest.
The star left for the City Ground in the summer, in a deal that netted Wolves an initial £25 million.
The deal has the potential to total over £40 million. But it’s more likely that Wanderers will only receive around £10 million more in add-ons.
Gibbs-White, booed by some Wolves fans from the off and then by many more following his cynical first-half foul on Adama Traore – was fairly bright at times for the visitors.
He looked to make things happen, but it is clear that Forest are a team without much cohesion at the moment.
He could eventually become a really good player for them.
But Wolves can be pleased with the business they did in the summer.
According to The Athletic yesterday, Wolves were reluctant to sell Gibbs-White. But ultimately, the player ‘remained unconvinced that he would ever be seen as more than the kid from the academy’.
Time will tell if Morgan Gibbs-White’s decision to leave Wolves was the right one
It will be very interesting see how Gibbs-White gets on at Forest.
It is a shame he felt the way he did, and ultimately Wolves didn’t really have a choice but to sell, given the money that was being offered, the length of the player’s contract and Gibbs-White’s stance.
So far, it hasn’t been a particularly good start for him at the City Ground.
But a lot of their new signings have not hit the ground running. It could take him some time to find his feet in that team.
His development away from Molineux will certainly be interesting to watch unfold.