Steve Bull urges Nuno Espirito Santo to drop Romain Saiss for Wolves' clash with Brighton

Romain Saiss of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Mary's Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Southampton, United...

Wolverhampton Wanderers need to bounce back with a win on Saturday.

26 Oct 1996:  Steve Bull of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates his goal during a Nationwide League Division One match against Manchester City at Maine Road in Manchester, England....

Wolves legend Steve Bull urged Nuno Espirito Santo to drop Romain Saiss for Saturday's home clash with Brighton and Hove Albion, and bring Ryan Bennett back into the staring XI, when writing his regular column for the Express & Star.

The Black Country outfit have been mightily impressive this season, but they have been far from their best over the last two games, shipping a combined six goals to Watford and Southampton in the process.

 

Wolves have looked far from solid at the back recently, and that has coincided with Saiss being used as part of a three-man defence in place of Ryan Bennett.

Bennett will feel aggrieved to have lost his place to the Moroccan over the past two games, having performed admirably for large parts of the season so far.

And Bull urged Nuno to bring the 29-year-old back into the starting XI for Wolves' clash with Brighton at the weekend, when writing his regular column for the Express & Star:

Naby Keita of Liverpool battles with Ryan Bennett of Wolves (L) and Romain Saiss of Wolves (R) during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at Molineux on...

"It’ll be interesting to see if he goes with the same team again. Ryan Bennett had formed a solid trio with Conor Coady and Willy Boly. No disrespect to Romain Saiss, who’s done a great job at times, but after shipping six goals in two games, Nuno may shuffle his pack."

Wolves quite simply must win on Saturday, if they are to remain in contention for a top seven finish, and bringing Bennett back into the fold is surely a no-brainer for Nuno, as harsh as that may seem on Saiss.

Eden Hazard of Chelsea is challenged by Romain Saiss and Ryan Bennett of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea FC at Molineux...

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