Nuno Espirito Santo says his side will try to cover Raul Gimenez’s absence by signing a striker in January.
suffered a horror fractured skull last month and a time for his return is yet to be set. Although
, has scored his first goal debut last week in their 2-1 defeat against
, Nuno says Wolves are ready to move when the transfer window opens on January 2.
“We are preparing,”
said ahead of Sunday’s home game with
“There is no day that we don’t speak to each other. The manager, the technical staff, Scott (Sellars, general manager football technical), every day.
“Of course we have to rebalance our squad, it’s still a long season ahead of us.”
The loss of Jimenez was a huge blow for Wolves, which was said to be the equivalent of Spurs losing their star striker Harry Kane. Wolves have lost three of their four games since Jimenez was injured on November 29 to fall into the bottom half of the Premier League.
“I will not compare it, but I would say the absence of Raul is very important to us,”
“We feel it and we felt it since the moment it happened. It is a huge blow because it is not only what he does on the pitch, but what he means for the squad.
“The confidence that the players have in him, the belief that until the last minute that he is going to put it inside (the goal).
“I will not compare to other teams, but I will admit that for us his absence is terrible.”
is experiencing a poor form as he started the last two games on the bench,
says that’s because the 24-year-old has become an obvious target for defenders.
“My admiration for Adama is obvious, he’s a unique player. Fantastic, so talented.
“But since Adama returned from the national team (in November) he is dragging a situation, which is not giving total comfort to his actions.
“He has a knock on his foot, but the commitment and will that he has to overcome the pain means I am immensely proud of Adama.
“Every time he plays he is one of the players that is clearly a target. It happened against Chelsea in the first action, that he had a big knock.
“He was getting better and in one second it goes worse. But this is football.”