It never rains but it pours for Wolverhampton Wanderers at the moment, with headaches on and off the field stacking up for beleaguered boss Kenny Jackett.
He has seen his side go five games without a win in the Championship, with a forgettable run through November delivering one point from a goalless derby draw with Birmingham City and four successive defeats.
Wolves have mustered just one goal during a sorry sequence of setbacks, with 14 conceded at the opposite end of the field.
They have now been rocked by a further blow, with it announced that full-back Scott Golbourne is facing another lengthy spell on the sidelines with a foot injury.
Jackett said in the Express and Star: “The first estimate is that he will be out for several weeks. It is what he had before and that will be a good few weeks out.
“I thought he played very well in the first half at Brentford. He gave us some interceptions, which is what we need, and his play going forward gave us a lot too. I was pleased with him.”
Golbourne only returned to action after almost two months out in Saturday’s 4-0 reversal at Griffin Park.
He lasted just 45 minutes, though, before again being forced onto the treatment table.
The full-back’s luck appears to be mirroring that of his employers at present, with the 26-year-old having previously steered well clear of injury problems.
An initial diagnosis of ‘several weeks’ out means that he can now write off the remainder of 2014 and by the time he is ready to make a comeback, the January transfer window will be open and Jackett may well be in the market for defensive cover.