Lewis Grabban attracting Wolverhampton interest

Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban has emerged as a transfer target for Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers this month. The 29-year-old recently returned to the south Coast after a fruitful loan stint with Sunderland for whom he contributed 12 goals in just 20 outings.

Grabban sought to end his temporary stay with Sunderland owing to his desire to pursue a permanent deal, and according to The Birmingham Mail, the Wolves are deemed the frontrunners to secure his services. Grabban has not found much success with Eddie Howe's side since his return in 2016, and he is more or less expected to return to the Championship, where he could have a lifeline with the Wolves.

Nuno pleased with workrate of his Wolves players

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito has provided a fascinating insight into his players' performances following their 2-0 win over Reading on Saturday afternoon. The victory sees them top of the Championship after more than one-third of the campaign, and they look on course to make a return to the top-flight next term.

Speaking after the game, Nuno talked up his player's dedication towards the promotion hunt, he said: "The result is not important, it's the way you perform. The result can be a win, loss or draw but if you play well you go out of the stadium happy knowing you gave everything and play the way you believe. You have to only worry about your tasks and perform well - results will come after. The way they engage with the idea and dedicate themselves to our work, this is what's pleased me."

Nuno Espirito Santo: 'Being top in November means nothing'

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has insisted that his side are yet to achieve anything despite making a strong start to their Championship season. The west Midlands club are currently leading the standings after securing 11 wins from their opening 16 matches.

In a report covered by The Express & Star, Nuno stressed that the club still have a long challenge ahead, and feels there is no sense of complacency in the first-team squad, he said, "The challenge is to keep going and realise we didn't achieve anything and the table in November doesn't mean anything at all.

Danny Batth pleased by Wolverhampton Wanderers' progress

Wolverhampton Wanderers skipper Danny Batth is pleased by his side's 4-0 triumph over Burton Albion in the Championship last weekend.

The 27-year-old praised the Wolves' mental toughness and resilience after they secured a thumping win prior to the international break.

Nuno Santo's side faced a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United last Wednesday, but they came back with the right response as they scored four goals in Batth's 200th appearance for the Wolves. As a result, the west Midlands side are placed second in the Championship, and they are just a point adrift of table-toppers Cardiff City.

Are Wolves Still Championship Favourites?

Wolverhampton Wanderers have had a dream start to the 2017/18 season, with three wins in the Championship and a win in the League Cup, but last weekend, Cardiff City – who also got off to a perfect start – beat Wolves 2-1 at Molineux in the league.

Wolves put in a good showing, but it was the man who has turned out to be one of the signings of the summer, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, who ended up being the decider. The former Wolverhampton Wanderers academy player scored just five minutes after Leo Bonatini had levelled the score for the home team, ending the game 2-1.

Nevertheless, Wolves remain favourites to win the Championship this season, and it’s no wonder why. The team in amber have been defying their historical records and have a mighty squad of players to lean back on.

Great Early Signs for Wolves

For Wolves to get back on track, they’ll need to put in a convincing display against Brentford and walk away with all three points. Against the Bees, Wolves have been hit and miss over the last couple of seasons, winning twice and losing twice, but luckily they’ve been making a point of ironing out these inconsistent ties.