Ten goals in one season is a rather impressive tally for most midfielders. Hitting double figures from defence, however, is almost unheard of.
Yet, Morton’s versatile key man Thomas O’Ware has netted more goals from centre-half or left-back this season than all of Wolves’ centre-forwards put together. No wonder manager Paul Lambert is so keen, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The newspaper claims that scouts from Molineux have watched O’Ware in action this season with his Morton side looking certain for a place in the Scottish Championship play-offs. And the 24-year-old’s superb performances at either end will surely be a major factor.
And although O’Ware is hardly playing at a prestigious level, his performances this season suggest that he could step up to a more difficult division with ease. In short he could prove to be an astute addition to Wolves’ back line, particularly at left-back.
With Manchester United loanee Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (below, right) failing to make the grade under Lambert, Matt Doherty has been forced to fill in at left-back throughout this season. And despite making the position his own with four goals and four assists, you get the feeling that he would still be more comfortable on the right.
Therefore O’Ware, whose excellent defensive awareness has been overshadowed by his prolific form in front of goal, could fill a gap in Wolves’ squad.
They may face a challenge luring him to Molineux, however. The Daily Mail reports that Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are also interested and even the most ardent Wolves fan could forgive the young Scot choosing trophies and Champions League football at Parkhead.
With Emilio Izaguirre (below) looking certain to depart when his contract expires, O’Ware could be Kieran Tierney’s deputy at Celtic next season.
Therefore, Wolves must act fast.