Age: 20 *
At Club Since: January 2019 (On Loan From Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 2(0) *
The first ‘proper’ signing of the January transfer window, Bright Enobakhare arrives to fill probably the biggest hole in the side, that additional winger we lost when Jodi Jones picked up his season-ending injury. A hot prospect at Wolves, and someone close enough to the first-team to have made just over 40 appearances in the Championship by the age of 20, Enobakhare has a decent pedigree behind him even if he is a forward with just one league goal to his name. A pacey and skilful player, Enobakhare is somewhere between a traditional winger and a wide forward who has most often been used as an impact sub at his parent club to exploit tired opposition legs. This loan move is an opportunity for Enobakhare to demonstrate that he can be a match-winner at senior level and to move up to the next stage of his development.
As someone who has seemingly played most of his football on the right, there is a potential clash with Luke Thomas. However, Enobakhare’s attacking instincts would suggest that he could still impact games by playing on the left and cutting in on his right foot, or he could also play more centrally as an attacking midfielder or striker. Enobakhare provides another useful attacking option to the side, probably initially from the bench, and is potentially the kind of exciting maverick talent that our last Wolves loanee, Duckens Nazon, was. While there are question marks as to why a loan move to Kilmarnock earlier this season didn’t work out, Enobakhare is a player who has caught the eye at the level above and should provide us with another useful attacking option having probably leaned too heavily on Tom Bayliss and Luke Thomas for creativity for much of the season.
*As of 19/01/2019