Whereas Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Bruno Lage could be working with one thing of a threadbare squad at current – having misplaced a host of key figures over the summer time – that reality has had a constructive end result almost about the promotion of younger expertise.
One younger man who has been on the cusp of the first-team of late is defender Hugo Bueno, with the 20-year-old having been named within the matchday squad on a handful of events thus far this time period, albeit with a senior outing having as but eluded him.
A left-back by commerce, the promising Spaniard might effectively show arduous to disregard for for much longer such has been his kind at youth degree of late, having notably offered two assists in simply three Premier League 2 video games thus far this season.
The attacking full-back seems to have continued the glowing kind that he had showcased final season, scoring 4 targets and offering seven assists from his left-sided berth in simply 17 video games throughout all fronts.
Such a inventive contact might effectively be important for the Molineux outfit at current, with the Previous Gold having thus far scored simply three targets of their opening seven league video games, having beforehand solely scored at a charge of 1 purpose per sport final time period.
With solely three senior full-backs in Lage’s squad – within the type of Jonny, Nelson Semedo and Rayan Ait-Nouri – there isn’t a doubt a necessity for additional competitors within the defensive ranks, significantly with Marcal and Ruben Vinagre having each left the membership over the summer time.
Ought to Hugo Bueno be given an opportunity?
A part of an thrilling crop of prospects alongside the likes of Chem Campbell and Lee Harkin, Bueno might effectively be an actual long-term choice for the Midlands facet, with the membership capable of save themselves thousands and thousands on bringing in new recruits by turning to their academy expertise.
The teen has already been on the receiving finish of hefty reward from Wolves’ U23’s coach, James Collins, who lauded his work charge following a win over Newcastle United final season, stating:
“You speak about arduous work, and that boy works more durable than anybody I do know. After we end coaching he grabs a bag of balls and he’s doing little stepovers and jinks. I really tease him at occasions as a result of I inform him that’s not his sport, however then he will get in these positions and he produces it and scores.
“Some folks assume that’s luck or expertise, however that’s not expertise, that’s him working extraordinarily arduous at his craft to turn into extra threatening within the attacking thirds, and he’s received his rewards tonight, which he could effectively have gotten earlier on within the season at completely different occasions, however he’s been unfortunate, so I used to be delighted for him to get his targets tonight.”
That ringing endorsement ought to effectively be an indication to Lage that he can belief the rising sensation if he’s at hand him a first-team debut within the close to future, with Bueno having little question executed greater than sufficient to warrant the promotion.