Thelwell: Wolves Lucky to have Nuno Espirito Santo

Man Kilman, Chem Campbell, Taylor Perry, Luke Cundle, Benny Ashley-Seal, and Dion Sanderson hope to follow Morgan Gibbs-White’s footsteps and develop a first-team contention.

Presently, Kilman is the trailblazer and made the 3rd start for his club in the win of Europa League with 2-1 at Slovan Bratislava. Thereafter, the center-half moved onto the bench for a draw of 1-1 at Newcastle United but it is being expected that he is going to return towards the left of back three for the fourth round clash.

The talented center-half of Wolves, Willy Bolly is in the treatment room because of a broken ankle. There is also doubt when it comes to Ryan Bennett. Thus, the clash might serve as a return for Kilman. The former England futsal had joined the club from Maidenhead, the non-league side in 2018. His Premier League debut had been for Nuno’s side on the 2018-2019 seasons’ final day when Wolves had defeated Fulham 1-0.

Kilman built on this term with starts in Europa League and the third round penalty in Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out win over last month’s reading. However, Bennett and Bolt being injured and with Real Madrid signing the failure of Jesus Vallejo to take chances, Kilman seems to be pushing not just on the Carabao Cup start but also the start of the first Premier League at Arsenal.
Nuno had opted to move Matt Doherty, the wing-back and Leander Dendoncker, the midfielder into back three with Romain Saiss and Conor Coady at Newcastle.

For Thelwell, the sporting director of Wolves, Nuno is contesting the trend in top-flight by offering a platform to the youth. He wants young players to build on the top in case they are able to secure a chance at Villa.