Make loan move permanent: Three things we learned from Wolves win against QPR
By Will Butcher
Football Insider analyses three talking points from Wolves’ 2-1 win over QPR in the Championship.
Sign Helder Costa permanently
The 22-year-old star is currently on loan from Portuguese giants Benfica at Wolves, but should be snapped up at the first available opportunity as he was the difference for Paul Lambert’s side on Thursday night. He proved his quality with a wonderfully taken goal in the second half, as he controlled a driven ball from captain Danny Batth with instant precision. Cutting inside from the right flank, Costa twisted and turned before firing a low shot past the helpless Alex Smithies to double Wolves’ advantage. No matter what price, the Wolves hierarchy must look to sign their impressive loan star before someone else does.
Keeping Dom Iorfa is a priority
The England Under-21 international was in fantastic form for Wolves on Thursday night, providing the assist for Dave Edwards to finish emphatically into the roof of the net. At only 21, Iorfa has shown this season that he is one of the hottest defensive priorities in the Championship and is reportedly interesting West Ham. But if Lambert is looking to take his new side to the top of the Championship in the future, he must keep the versatile defender.
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No kind of mentality
Lambert has failed to install any kind of ethos during his short stay at the Molineux. Only until the red card did his side look dangerous, as they lacked any kind of punch until their numerical advantage. Many of the Wolves stars seemed to kick the ball forward with their eyes closed, as Nouha Dicko cut a frustrated figure as the Midlands giants’ attacking spearhead. He was forced to run the channels as the side failed to find support and resorted to lumping the ball forward. Lambert must figure out what system suits Wolves best, before it is too late.
In other Wolves news, Lambert has revealed his January transfer plans with less than a month until the winter window.