Date: 5th May 2021 at 12:15pm
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Wolves journalist Tim Spiers has been speaking on the episode of The Molineux View podcast to discuss all things related to the Wanderers following their draw against West Brom. 

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side currently sit in 12th place of table with just four games remaining, which is a stark contrast to their seventh-placed finish from last season.

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Wolves have been plagued by injuries to key players this season with the fractured skull suffered by Raul Jimenez the most noteworthy of them all, however, they have also been a victim of the virus affecting their squad.

Willy Boly has been the Wolves player believed to have suffered most significantly, having missed the draw on Monday night as a result of the side effects of the virus.

Discussing the matter, Spiers revealed Espirito Santo’s concerns over how the virus has played a negative role in their season to date.

He said: “It was certainly something that Nuno was talking about. And I think Boly more than anyone clearly you know, judging on what’s happened since seemed to be really affected that day [vs Burnley], and just didn’t seem to be able to put in a performance that day. (18:17)

“Which Nuno has put down to the after-effects of suffering from [the virus], I think he returned for the United game, clearly just isn’t himself, but he was also suggesting it’s a wider issue among several players in his squad. We know a lot of Wolves players have had [the virus] this year.  

“We don’t know the exact amount but there’s certainly a few that we do know about. And I think he was kind of saying the Burnley game it just seemed to catch up with them. And a lot of the fatigue that they’ve been suffering and maybe that’s why they’re not themselves you know, in the last few weeks has been down to that and it’s a really interesting issue.”

TIF Thoughts on Spiers’ comments…

Wolves certainly haven’t had it easy this season. After a 2019/20 season, it would appear this campaign has been a shambles. And in a way, it has, however, they have not been helped by absences from their squad of key players.

The Wanderers have not been the only side to struggle from the effects of the virus with Steve ’s Newcastle United also suffering, the Tyneside have also missed key players as a result of the long-term effects.

With only four games remaining of the Premier League campaign, the Wolves boss will be glad to see the back of this season given the struggles his side has endured and will certainly be hoping for better luck ahead of the 2021/22 season.

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