Wolves have made an indifferent start to the 2020/21 season.

There have been flashes of good football, but there has been a great deal of inconsistency.

The loss of Raul Jimenez is having a negative impact as one would expect, and it’s on other players to step up in his absence.

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Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence are showing early signs of doing that, but who else might burst into life in 2021?

Rayan Ait-Nouri

He’s looked promising, and 2021 could be Ait-Nouri’s time to shine.

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He has fierce competition at left back/left wing-back in Fernando Marcal, and Jonny Castro Otto will be back in the picture before long.

But Ait-Nouri has big potential, and the more minutes he gets to experience the English top-flight, the better he will become.



He’s been restricted to cameos so far, but Portugal U21s star Vitinha looks like he could be a hidden gem.

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Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves have not really pulled up many trees this season, and it may only be a matter of time before Vitinha starts starting games.

The 20-year-old creative talent will be raring to make an impact having been used sparingly thus far.

Fabio Silva

Probably the man everybody hopes will come good more than anyone else.

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Silva got his first goal against Burnley via the penalty spot, and hopefully it’s going to open the floodgates.

Nobody knows yet when Raul Jimenez will return to action, but it’s a brilliant chance for Silva, and he seems a great lad who is ready to work hard.

The 18-year-old could well burst into life in 2021, especially with talented stars like Neto and Podence supporting him.

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