Pablo Hernandez is fit to return for the game against Wolves on Wednesday night and the timing couldn’t be any better. We missed him so badly on Friday night, a player who wants the ball and will get on it when things aren’t going well. While the rest of the midfield went into hiding we could only dream of having Pablo in that side.
What Hernandez does is make sure that others know he wants the ball. If we are down and out he will still make things happen, or try to make things happen at least. This breeds confidence in a side that is made of glass and it can’t be underestimated. We have gone so far backwards on the pitch this season it’s painful to watch but it makes you appreciate player like Pablo Hernandez that bit more. He has faced a couple of setbacks this season including injuries and being dropped alongside the main one of being shifted from his position to make space for Samu Saiz. He has reacted well and now a team without him can often make for grim reading, the return will hopefully mean a start.
Wolves arrive streaks ahead in the league and almost certain Champions of the division but they aren’t in the best form. In all honesty I am clutching at straws, if Wolves play well they will roll us over, especially after what we saw on Friday night. The confidence is at rock bottom currently, we can’t seem to get over what happened at the turn of the year and the signs we showed in the first few games under Heckingbottom seemed to disappear on Friday in a crunch game. The players aren’t good enough to get us to the play-offs and all of a sudden we are all looking at the summer and hoping that Andrea Radrizzani is willing to spend a chunk of money and Victor Orta will spend it well.