Though the 2-1 defeat away at local rivals Villa is undoubtedly a big disappointment for all Wolves fans; there are positives to take from the performance. Nuno made a full 11 changes from the side that drew at St James’.
The 19 year old from Wednesfield took on his role as RWB with energy and confidence. The youngster made numerous tackles and interceptions and looked one of our most comfortable players in possession.
Whilst the team struggled overall, Sanderson looked like a player that wouldn’t be out of place amongst our first team squad. He is clearly one of Wolves’ most exciting youth players.
The local lad who made his competitive debut against Reading in Round 3 was always going to find playing against a Premier League side a difficult challenge. However, he still managed to have some nice touches in the middle of the park.
The 18 year old midfielder also played a vital role in Wolves’ best attack of the game which led to Cutrone’s goal. He cut inside on his right and put a cross-cum-shot into the six yard box which the Italian duly slotted past the keeper.
The Portuguese wonder kid again showed why he’s one of the most highly rated youngsters in Europe. Although none of his impressive runs turned into goals for Wolves, the talent was still on display. He managed to beat his man on multiple occasions before driving in crosses.
This kind of attacking intent was missing from the rest of the side on Wednesday night. Given more opportunities the youngster will likely create an array of chances for us this season. Therefore, he may even be worthy of a start amongst the front 3, given his attacking prowess.