It has not gone unoticed that Wolves crashed to their heaviest Championship defeat of the season in a laboured performance against resurgent Peterborough at Molineux on Boxing Day.
Lee Tomlin (17), Tommy Rowe (43) and Dwight Gayle (69) sentenced Stale Solbakken’s side to their biggest Championship loss under the Norwegian.
Jamie O’Hara’s return from the bench for the last 14 minutes after nine months out was welcome but there was little else to cheer as Wolves produced arguably their worst performance of the season.
For a side expected to be in the top six at least and a Board not afraid to make a change - ask Mick McCarthy - would you back Solbakken to be in charge this time next year?
With Mick McCarthy set to return with ressurgent Ipswich later in January the irony will not be lost on Wolves fans if, as is possible, Ipswich leapfrog McCarthy's former side with a win. There are only four points between the sides at the moment. Wolves are six points off the top six.
Ipswich are reported to be interested in signing Richard Stearman but Wolves have told Ipswich they want £1.8m for his services.