Date: 17th September 2018 at 10:00am
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24-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Leo Bonatini continues to split the fan base and a number of fans were less than impressed with his substitute cameo against Burnley at the weekend.

Coming on as a late second-half substitute in the game with Raul Jimenez having already given us the 1-0 lead, Bonatini did have chances fall his way but he didn’t make the most of them and it just seemed to re-spark some old conversations from last season.

Having hit the ground running at first at the Molineux with 12 goals in the first half of the season, he failed to find the net again after the game against Birmingham City on early December, and the way he tailed off into not being clinical has already come to the fore with one goal in his five showings so far this year.

I don’t think it’s unfair to say that for me, it’s way too early to write him off and whilst I understand the concerns, he’s clearly not a player who seems to relish a substitute showing – he’s better when he’s not adjusting to the speed of a game but he’ll certainly want to improve his own ratio as that’s not an unfair criticism.

Especially now expectations have risen at the club.

 

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