However, Spiers has not been entirely convinced by the 18-year-old striker’s performances, after coming on with 20 minutes remaining on Monday night.
He said: “He seems to rush it. There was a header against Spurs just around Christmas time where a cross came into the box and he evaded his man, and he made the perfect run, and he got on the end of the cross, but he just mistimed his header. And he’s done that a few times this season, just lacking composure in front of goal. He’s a kid, he’s 18, I think there’s a good player there and he’ll get better.
“But at this moment in time, he hasn’t got the composure to be a Premier League striker.
“If [Willian] Jose is not going to last 90 minutes, or you need someone to show that movement and get on the end of crosses in the box, then Silva’s got to come on, but he can’t finish at the moment. So they’re just stuck in this purgatory of the same things happening week after week.”
Should Wolves keep Fabio Silva?
Silva has featured on 23 occasions for Wolves in the Premier League this season, however, he has only been able to find the back of the net twice – with one coming from the penalty spot (via Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Spiers’ comments…
Silva has had a difficult start to life in England with the 18-year-old only scoring twice in the league this season. However, it is worth keeping in mind that he has been thrown in at the deep end with the absence of Raul Jimenez through injury. With this in consideration, Wolves will hope to develop their youngster when Jimenez returns and the pressure on him scoring is not as intense as it is at the minute.