Date: 26th July 2015 at 5:24pm
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Wolves were only goal difference away from the play offs at the end of the 2014/15 season so not much improvement is necessary to make them serious promotion challengers in the coming season. But with only two weeks to go to the first game of the season there is still a question mark against whether they have the squad they need to make the next step.

Defensively they did ok last season and with improvement to come from Iorfa, Hause and Ebanks Landell they may have enough to go into the new season with. There is maybe a lack of cover and competition at left back for Golborne but Hause had some games there last season and they have signed young French full back Sylvain Deslandes. And they may look to bring in another keeper to cover Ikeme, although McCarey is now available having had the threat of suspension removed after his failed drugs test.

In attack Afobe and Dicko will lead the way but there is no cover at all for this pair unless youngsters Enobakhare and Wilson make rapid progress. So a new striker signing is still on the cards.

But you cant help feeling midfield is the key for Wolves as the season nears. The loss of Sako cannot be underestimated as he was a match winner and a threat even in games where the team was not playing well. The possible move of Jacobs to Wigan is not such a big factor as he rarely figured for the first team last season. But Henry remains linked to Charlton, and McDonald is also a possible departure, as is Lee Evans on a loan. So it could be a very different midfield compared to last season.

Coady and Wallace have arrived in the summer. The former has looked a decent player in pre season albeit in a very similar mould to McDonald. While we haven’t yet seen Wallace because of injury. Improvement will be hoped for from Van La Parra and Price, while Edwards still has plenty to offer as a midfield player that gets forward to support the attackers.

But there is still a question mark as to whether there is the necessary quality in the midfield area. And the squad does look thin on cover for injuries to key players like Ikeme, Afobe and Dicko.

So there may well be a little more work needed yet in the transfer window to send supporters into the season in a confident mood. And they will also be looking for encouragement on Tuesday night at Molineux in their pre season friendly against Villa.