Writer: Stuart Smith
Date:Tuesday July 17 2007
Wolves should complete the formalities of a deal that sees Stephen Elliott join Mick McCarthy's side on a three year deal tommorow.
The former Sunderland Young Player Of The Year was initially signed for The Black Cats by the very same man that has brought him to Molineux, scoring 16 goals in his first season before the word Wolves fans dread to hear, injury forced him onto the sidelines and out of the picture at The Stadium Of Light.
Elliot is expected to join the rest of the squad in Ireland this evening ahead of friendlies against Bray and Bohemians.
Counting Franek and Jemal Johnson, that brings McCarthy's forward options to seven.
Even without two players with only slim chances of opportunities, 5 strikers fighting for two berths will provide fierce competition for a place in the starting line up.
It will be interesting to see how those left on the sidelines and in the reserves deal with with warming the subs bench if any two manage to strike up an instant goalscoring partnership.
With the front line now seemingly catered for, eyes will now be turning to other areas of the squad, namely defence for a tune up and further strengthening.
Although with McCarthy dropping hints that Lee Collins may have a role to play this season, Charlie Mulgrew's return to fitness, the addition of Darren Ward and the return of rob Edwards perhaps that's not as urgent a requirement as some fans seem to think.
Surely now that kills the pointless Robbie Fowler debate, and the Matty Fryatt for a fortune rumour doing the rounds on the wonderful world of the interweb.
Mick McCarthy's squad is now starting to take shape, and the emphasis would seem to be on attack.
Dynamic wingers, an arsenal of strikers, and the possibility of more players to come.
What a difference a year makes.
Date:Tuesday July 17 2007
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