There is no need to panic at Wolves, says Mel Eves

Former Wolves star Mel Eves is confident Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will soon turn things around for the better.

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach / manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)
Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach / manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)

A 3-2 loss to fierce rivals Albion at the weekend made it six without a win in the Premier League. They find themselves in the bottom half, currently 10 points clear of the drop zone and 10 points off sixth.

But Eves, who made 214 appearances and scored 53 goals in gold and black, said: “There’s enough there in the group, for me.

“In an ideal situation, Wolves should be bringing in an experienced striker from another club who’s not getting a regular start. That would take the weight off Fabio Silva, give us another option.

“That’s probably the big thing Wolves have been missing, but I don’t think there’s anything to get too worried about.

“They did more than enough to get something on Saturday, without taking anything away from Albion.

“They’re very close. Pedro Neto may not have been 100 per cent, but it was good to see him play.

“Silva was a positive as well, getting his goal, and his overall contribution is getting better. He seems to be getting stronger and understanding the physicality of the Premier League.”

After the derby disappointment, Wolves are gearing up for Friday’s trip to non-league Chorley in the FA Cup fourth round. Trips to Chelsea and Crystal Palace then come before the end of the month, back in the league.

“I don’t think there’s any chance of challenging the top six, but there is every chance we could have a run in the FA Cup,” added Eves.

“We’ve got more than enough not to get embroiled in a relegation fight. There’s more than enough in the squad.”

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