Wolves travel to Swansea City tomorrow for their third round FA Cup replay and will be looking to improve after a disappointing draw against Barnsley last time out.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side failed to score for a second consecutive game at the weekend, although they still have a healthy lead at the top of the Championship.
Whilst nobody should be concerned by a lack of goals from the team given the several clear chances they spurned in Yorkshire, striker Leo Bonatini is now without a goal in eight games.
After a fantastic start to the season, the Brazilian has struggled in the past month and his place is under threat following the arrival of Rafa Mir.
The Spanish forward joined from Valencia at the start of the window, after Wolves saw off Real Madrid to sign the 20-year old, and has shown glimpses of real quality in the limited time he has had on the pitch.
Mir was unlucky not to score with a header in his debut against the Welsh side in the cup, whilst he was lively against the Tykes as a late sub.
So, should Bonatini now be dropped so Mir can start?
We take a look…
There’s a big case for this.
Rafa Mir hasn’t played much but Bonatini has gone on a goal-drought that no-one seems to have picked up on.
Maybe he needs a rest and so I think Mir has a real chance of a run in the side.
Bonatini finds himself on a poor run of goalscoring form, which will worry Nuno.
Mir has arrived and not played much football, but now is perhaps the time to introduce him to the starting XI.
Wolves are in a luxurious position, where they are clear at the top and can afford to experiment, which is something I’d be looking to do.
Go for it Nuno.
Eight games without a goal – you have to drop him.
Mir will be chomping at the bit to get on the pitch and Wolves have slowed down slightly lately and need a kick start.
Bonatini will have become so used to being automatic first choice that he might need a little reminder that there is now competition for places.