Wolverhampton Wanderers coasted to the League One title last season, and Kenny Jackett's side have made a decent start to their return to the Championship. With five wins, two draws and only one defeat, Wolves sit fourth in the Championship table with 17 points.
Jackett is blessed with a number of talented wingers, with Bakary Sako, Rajiv van La Parra and James Henry all capable of unlocking any defence in the second tier. The trio have featured heavily for Wolves so far this season, but that's largely because one man is struggling for form.
Ex-Northampton and Derby County winger Michael Jacobs enjoyed a productive campaign in League One last season, but has failed to impress this season. The 22-year-old is now on the fringes of the Wolves side, and admits that he hasn't been good enough this season.
"You have to take your opportunities when you get them and I haven’t done that so far," said Jacobs. "As a squad we’ve done well and you only have look at people such as James Henry, who has done excellently when he’s got his opportunity, so that’s what I’m looking to do as well."
"We’ve got a squad of 20 fighting for places and, on Saturday, the manager decided to go for another striker, which is fair enough. I want to prove myself in the Championship because this is a second chance for me in this league and I want to play for Wolves. The boys are doing really well, but if I get my opportunity I’ll take it. It’s up to me," he added.
The stats prove Jacobs' poor start to the season. Jacobs has played just 107 minutes this season, which is only just more than one game. In that time, Jacobs has produced no goals, no assists, one accurate cross and one successful dribble, showing just why he's fallen down the pecking order at Molineux this season.