Wolves‘ fortunes must change quickly if they want to continue challenging for Europe, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
Bruno Lage’s side are still within touching distance of the top six but have slipped off the pace after agonising defeats to Arsenal and West Ham in recent days.
What’s the latest news involving Wolves?
When Wolves were 1-0 up at Arsenal heading into the closing stages of the Emirates, the Molineux faithful were probably beginning to dream of a place in next season’s Champions League.
Victory would have seen them climb above the Gunners in the Premier League and move just three points behind the top four with games in hand on both West Ham and Manchester United.
However, a late collapse saw Lage’s men slip to a 2-1 defeat, which saw them stay seventh. Defeat at West Ham on Sunday, combined with Tottenham’s win at Leeds 24 hours earlier saw Wolves fall to eighth in the top-flight, seven points behind the top four.
But Wolves are firmly still in the conversation to qualify for Europe in some capacity, although Jones reckons that their fortunes need to shift quickly if they want to remain in the race.
What did Jones say about Wolves?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “If they’re going to go for these European places, then something’s going to have to change over the next two weeks.
“They’ve got some nice fixtures coming up, they’ve got a nice little run where they can make up some ground.”
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Can Wolves still qualify for Europe?
If Wolves want to be playing European football next season, then the next month or so might go some way to deciding their fate.
Their next six games are against Crystal Palace, Watford, Everton, Leeds, Aston Villa and Newcastle, six teams that currently sit in the bottom-half of the Premier League and are all struggling for form, besides the Magpies.
Confidence might be low following the defeats at Arsenal and West Ham, but several of their rivals play each other during that period, so a positive points return from the next 18 available could go some way to helping Wolves get back into Europe.
On the other hand, if Wolves aren’t in a strong position heading into the business end of the season, they might be up against it given they play Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool in their final six matches.