Competition Up Front

Lambert in striker hunt

Paul Lambert says Wolves’ striking options will prove a key factor in the January transfer window as he looks to make the team more potent in front of goal.

Heading into today’s game at Nottingham Forest (3pm), Wolves’ top scorer is Dave Edwards with five goals, and Lambert believes the club need someone more prolific to add to the ranks.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson continues to provide an ever-willing outlet, Nouha Dicko is just back from long-term injury and Joe Mason about to come back after two months on the sidelines.

And the Head Coach believes they need a bit of help to try and turn Wolves into a more potent outfit.

“It says a lot when Dave Edwards is your top goalscorer,” says Lambert.

“It’s incredible. That’s something that has to be addressed.

“Bodvarsson, I never realised until somebody told me that he’s not had a break for two years. That’s extraordinary.

“And what a terrific guy he is – a great pro, everything you want. He’s excellent. “They tell me that when he first came in he was outstanding.

“But that’s a freshness and a newness to the league. That time of not having a break (has) hit him.

“He was running on empty. Nouha Dicko’s just come back from a lay-off, Mason’s been out injured.

“We’ve gone with two who haven’t hit their top peak yet.”

Lambert continues:   “We need to try and get somebody in to give them a hand.

“That’s what we need to try and do - competition is vital.

“I think you need at least four centre forwards and four centre-halves, every other position has two.

“It’s a long season and centre-halves and centre forwards get kicked.

“Dicko is a threat, his pace and his power. He needs a goal but he’s been great.

“Bodvarsson hasn’t had a break. But we have to get them through this period until we get to January.”