Wolverhampton Wanderers' Championship campaign has constantly threatened to explode into life, however, the fire has never hit the dynamite and they are now counting the cost of their missed chances this term. However, there is a renewed sense of optimism surrounding their new manager Paul Lambert, who spoke about his excitement in the build up to his first home game, as reported by the Express and Star.
Wolves currently sit in 19th place in the league with 18 points, just two clear of Blackburn in 22nd place. There have been moments of quality from Wanderers as former coach Walter Zenga looked to stamp his out of the box style on his team. However, these moments were too few and far between, and the inexperience of Zenga cost him his job.
The Molineux outfit have always had a very proud home support with their fans usually in good voice. In recent times though they have not had much to shout about, something Lambert will be desperate to change. The Express and Star are reporting that Wolves could be bolstered by an attendance of 27,000 or more - their highest since the the 2014/15 campaign.
Paul Lambert has since been installed as coach and he began his reign with a solid 0-0 draw with Preston. With his home debut on Saturday against Sheffield Wednesday creeping closer, he spoke about his excitement, as the Express and Star reported: "It’ll be a great occasion, I’m looking forward to it".
"That’ll be an incredible atmosphere. To get most of those people in will be a great atmosphere".
Sheffield Wednesday currently occupy ninth place in the Championship with 25 points, meaning they will not be an easy opponent to beat. If they do manage to snatch a victory though, it will send out a huge statement of intent from Wanderers. They have the talent in the squad, and now they have an experienced manager. If he can get the best out of his players, there is no telling where they might end up this season.
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