Last season: 17th
FA Cup: Fourth round
Carling Cup: Fourth round
Opening three fixtures: Blackburn (A), Fulham (H), Aston Villa (A)
Transfers in: Roger Johnson (Birmingham, £7m), Jamie O’Hara (Tottenham, £5m), Dorus De Vries (Swansea, free).
Transfers out: Greg Halford (Portsmouth, undisclosed), David Jones (Wigan, free), Marcus Hahnemann (released), Steven Mouyokolo (Sochaux, loan), Danny Batth (Sheffield Wednesday, loan), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Sheffield United, loan).
Key man: Matt Jarvis
To be relegated: 5/2
Having only just avoided relegation by a solitary point last season, Wolves are one of the teams many will be looking to when it comes to the drop this year. Always a well organised and hard-working side, Mick McCarthy’s team still lack a genuine goal scorer who can give them the 15-20 goals they need to turn draws into wins.
To finish bottom: 9/1
With a total of 20 defeats, Wolves lost the most matches out of any side in the league last season. Should that type of form continue then the odds of 9/1 for them to finish bottom of the league come the end of May are certainly appealing.
To finish above Wigan: 3/4
Just two points separated both sides last season with Wigan finishing directly above Wolves in 16th place. Both are widely expected to struggle again this season so it seems likely that they will be within close proximity of each other once more. Wolves have strengthened their defence with the signing of Roger Johnson from Birmingham; he may well be the difference between the two sides this time round.
Able to pull off shock results against the bigger sides, Wolves struggled for consistency against mid-table teams and their relegation rivals. This must improve if they are to have any chance of staying up this season. The signing of Roger Johnson could signal an improvement defensively and the loan signing of Jamie O’Hara made permanent offers midfield creativity. This, however, will all be in vain unless they find a striker who can do the business in front of goal. McCarthy will be hoping that the return of Kevin Doyle from injury will boost his side’s cause, but if the Irishman fails to improve his strike-rate it could be another long, hard season at Molineux and those relegation odds will surely be worth backing.
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