Spiers drops Neto injury update

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have been handed a boost regarding the return of Pedro Neto.

What’s the latest?

That’s according to Tim Spiers, with The Athletic journalist revealing in a post on Twitter that the 21-year-old winger – who has not featured at all for Wolves this season – is expected to resume first-team training next month, with his recovery from a broken patella appearing to be going well.

In his tweet, Spiers said: “Pedro Neto due back in training next month.”

Have Wolves missed Neto?

Yes

No

No

Lage will be buzzing

Considering just how impressive Neto was for Wolves last season, coupled with the fact that Bruno Lage’s side have struggled in front of goal during the current campaign, the news that the forward could be back in first-team action as soon as January will undoubtedly have left the 45-year-old manager buzzing.

Indeed, over his 31 Premier League appearances last time out, the £31.5m-rated winger scored five goals, registered six assists and created nine big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of two shots and making two key passes per game.

These returns saw the £50k-per-week man earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 7.11, ranking him as Wolves’ second-best performer in the top flight last year.

As such, when taking into account that Lage’s side have scored a total of just 14 Premier League goals so far this season – with only bottom of the table Norwich City having scored fewer – it is clear for all to see that Neto is a huge miss for the Premier League side.

Indeed, it is cliche to say that a returning player will be like a new signing for a club, however, should the Portugal international indeed make a comeback in January, the 21-year-old will undoubtedly breathe new life into Lage’s stagnant Wolves attack in the second half of the campaign.

In other news: Matt Law drops January transfer claim which will leave Wolves fans buzzing



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