Wolverhampton Wanderers: top 30 players: Number 15

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Pound-for-pound, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is not Wolverhampton Wanderers' 15th greatest player, but he deserves to be recognised for his impact at Molineux.


Sylvan Ebanks-Blake didn't quite cut it in the top flight during his time at Wolverhampton Wanderers, but if it wasn't for his goals, they wouldn't have had three of their four years in the Premier League.


Mick McCarthy paid Plymouth Argyle £1.5m for his signature in 2008, and if proved to be money well spent as the former Manchester United trainee scored 37 goals in 61 matches in the Championship over a 17-month period. He twice earned the golden boot at the second tier and finding the back of the net on a regular basis earned Wolves promotion to the Premier League in 2009.


He would score just nine in 53 appearances over the course of the next two years, but it helped the Black Country outfit avoid relegation, although the club's demise to League One would begin the next season as Ebanks-Blake scored just one goal.


It could be argued that the broken fibula sustained by Ebanks-Blake at the back end of the 2012-13 was the catalyst for Wolves's relegation to the third tier, highlighting his importance to the team. Sadly for Ebanks-Blake, that game against Birmingham City - a match where he scored two goals in a 3-2 win - would prove to be his last contribution in a Wolves shirt and a contribution of 64 goals in 193 appearances does not tell the whole story.

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