Bruno Lage has provided an injury update on Pedro Neto, following Wolves’ fantastic 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest.
The team made light work of Chris Hughton’s side in the second round of the EFL Cup last night at the City Ground.
Romain Saiss, Daniel Podence, Francisco Trincao and Morgan Gibbs-White got the goals, all of which came in the second-half.
It was a dominant display from Wolves, who enjoyed 74% ball possession and had 28 shots.
It was the kind of result that had perhaps been coming for Wolves, who looked really good in the defeats to Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Hopefully, it will provide the team with a bit of momentum now.
One man who couldn’t feature last night was Pedro Neto, who is currently out injured.
The Athletic reported recently that the winger had suffered a setback in his recovery from a broken patella.
Lage confirmed the player’s setback, but believes the player will not be sidelined for the long.
He said (via Birmingham Live): “Yes. It happens. Maybe he needs a couple more weeks to return.
“The best scenario would be at the end of October, beginning of November – maybe two or three weeks so in December he could be available. The most important thing is for him to recover.”
Neto’s last game for Wolves came against Fulham back in April.
Bad news, yet good news
Given there were claims Neto was looking at return to action in February, Lage’s words come as a bit of a boost.
Obviously Neto – who signed for the club for £16 million in 2018 (via TEAMtalk) – will still be out for longer than first anticipated, but it seems things could have been worse.
On the evidence of what Wolves have shown so far this season, Neto’s absence may not sting quite so much.
Wolves have created a plethora of chances in their three games so far, and it’s simply about being more clinical and tightening up at the back.