Wolves need to get Raul Jimenez ‘scoring again’

Wolverhampton Wanderers need to get star striker Raul Jimenez ‘scoring again’, according to journalist Paul Brown.

The Midlands outfit are enjoying a successful season so far under the tutelage of Bruno Lage, yet their fortunes could improve even further if they manage to find the back of the net on a more regular basis.

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Wolves are currently sitting pretty in seventh position in the Premier League table, just six points behind Manchester United, who occupy the final Champions League qualification spot.

However, Lage’s charges have two games in hand over the Red Devils, meaning a top-four finish is a realistic possibility for them.

And it’s easy to see where most of Wolves’ success has come from. In their 24 top-flight fixtures to date, they have conceded just 18 goals, with only league leaders Manchester City boasting a better defensive record.

But Lage is yet to strike a balance between defence and attack since replacing compatriot Nuno Espirito Santo last summer.

In contrast, the Molineux outfit have scored just 23 times while on league duty throughout 2021/22 – the third-worst attacking record in the division, bettering only Norwich City and Burnley’s miserly tallies.

What has Brown said about Jimenez?

The lack of a prolific goalscorer has significantly hindered Wolves this season, with Jimenez their joint-leading marksman despite only bagging five goals in all competitions.

It’s a sharp contrast from his impressive tally of 27 strikes and 10 assists in 2019/20 when Wolves finished seventh and reached the FA Cup semi-final, but a fractured skull picked up against Arsenal last term is perhaps to blame for his drop-off in form.

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The 91-cap Mexico international has shown signs of getting back to his best in recent weeks, though, scoring twice in his last four outings, although Brown still has doubts over whether he can reach his previous heights again.

He told GiveMeSport: “I think they need to get Raul Jimenez scoring again. He is at least scoring goals again, but whether he can get back to the sort of form that propelled them so high a couple of seasons ago is still a big question.”

Can Wolves finish in the top-four?

It’s set to be an enthralling race to finish in the top four this term, and Wolves will surely fancy their chances of upsetting the odds and doing just that.

Their lack of European football is an advantage over most of their rivals and the outcome of their next two league games could prove to be pivotal.

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Wolves take on Arsenal in midweek before travelling to the London Stadium to play West Ham over the weekend, the two teams directly above them in the table.

If Lage can guide his side to a couple of positive results over the coming days, then Champions League football may well be within their sights.

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