Scott Golbourne admits Wolverhampton Wanderers have missed Richard Stearman

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Wolverhampton Wanderers sold Richard Stearman to Fulham in the summer transfer window.

Scott Golbourne has told the Express and Star that Wolverhampton Wanderers have missed the experience of Richard Stearman at the back this season.

Stearman was controversially allowed to leave Wolves in the summer transfer window after picking up their Player of the Season award for 2014-15.

So far the decision to let the commanding centre-back join Fulham has looked a poor one, with Wolves’ defence being very porous over the opening part of the new term.

However, Golbourne believes that the addition of Mike Williamson from Newcastle United may have gone some way to covering the void that Stearman left.

"Him coming in, that little bit of experience, it helps," the full-back said.

"We lost a bit with [Richard] Stearman going so it's good to have some experience through the core of the team, centre half and midfield players, you do need it there, so that’s steadied us up a little bit.”

Williamson has arrived at Wolves on loan for a month, and he has made a big impact so far.

The 32-year-old has played three matches for Wolves, and in that time the team have conceded just one goal.

Unfortunately for Wolves, their defensive improvement has still not been able to help them climb the Championship table – with Kenny Jackett’s side currently in 14th place.

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