Wolves season predictions: Enough attacking talent to keep them in the mix

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After agonisingly just missing out on the play-offs last season, Wolves will feel they can go one better this time, but what do our writers think?

Kenny Jackett has settled in at Wolves and will be looking to deliver a return to the Premier League after their 2014-15 campaign was ultimately blighted by inconsistency.

The loss of Bakary Sako will come as a blow, but Wolves will begin the season amongst the favourites for promotion and should be full of confidence.

Prediction: 6th.

Freddie Shires: Benik Afobe could well be a contender for the league’s leading-scorer but whether they’ve strengthened enough to keep up with the other promotion contenders is up for debate.

Damien Lucas: Wolves never really get going and have to settle for Championship safety as a successful season.

Mathew Nash: Finished last season on a high and in Benik Afobe have a potent goalscorer. They could make the play-offs.

Che Thomas: Wolves will certainly be on the cusp of the playoffs, especially if Benik Afobe reproduces his sensational form from last season. A return of 13 goals in 21 games stretched out across the season will likely make him one of the division’s best strikers, while Conor Coady is also a decent addition.

Stephen Pickering: Wolves may not have improved as much as they would have liked this summer, especially after the loss of Bakary Sako, but Kenny Jackett knows the division well and has a good squad. Key player: Benik Afobe.

Tim Poole: Kenny Jackett's side weren't quite ready for promotion last season so ultimately staying in the Championship benefited them. Success, though, will depend on holding onto their key men.

Billy Hawkins: The loss of Bakary Sako will hurt, but enough attacking talent to keep them in the mix.

Our writers were asked to predict the outcome of next season's Championship campaign. We accumulated their rankings (24 points for first place, 1 for 24th, etc), and created a predicted 2015-16 league table.

And here it is:


Derby County

Hull City




Ipswich Town

Blackburn Rovers

Leeds United



Sheffield Wednesday

Bristol City

Nottingham Forest


Bolton Wanderers

Birmingham City

Cardiff City

Charlton Athletic


MK Dons


Huddersfield Town

Preston North End

Rotherham United

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