Date: 24th February 2021 at 12:40pm
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Tim Spiers has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast about all things relating to .

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To kick off this quiz on , what squad number does the defensive midfielder currently wear for the Old Gold?

One of the topics that he spent some time on was Pedro and his new role on the right wing.

The 20-year-old has played 13 games for Wolves on the left this season, but according to Spiers, he has now shifted over to the right.

This seems to have worked wonders for Wolves as they have won three of their last four league matches playing this system, and Neto has scored one and provided one assist and earned ratings of 7.7, 7.41, 7.73, and 6.46 in those games.

Spiers certainly thinks that this move has benefitted Neto.

He said: (20:02) “I think the inverted wingers does show real promise more so in Neto’s case. Traore, yes, for the goal, but he wasn’t as effective over 90 minutes.

“I think Neto looks far more comfortable on the right; he can use his right foot, he can put in a cross with his right foot. I think Neto’s right foot is stronger than Traore’s left. Traore doesn’t look comfortable going to the byline on his left foot, so he’s cutting inside every time.

“The big thing for me is partnerships [and] Neto and Semedo looks like a really promising partnership. Semedo [is] very natural and comfortable at overlapping with his pace [and] very good dribbling ability. Neto equally looks very comfortable cutting inside. It looks very natural.”

Do you like Neto on the right?

No, it doesn't matter where he plays

No, it doesn't matter where he plays

Yes, it has made a difference

Yes, it has made a difference

TIF Thoughts on Neto’s new role…

Neto has been Wolves’ best player this season, averaging a 7.2 rating and scoring five goals in the league and providing a further four assists.

So, he has performed well in most positions for the Old Gold this season and this switch over to the right seems to have got Spiers excited.

We think that the start to life that Neto has made over on the right, Spiers is right to be excited, and we will be intrigued to see how this new tactical switch performs in the coming games.