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Bruno Lage ditches back three system in Wolves training

Wolves manager Bruno Lage has reportedly stopped back three training sessions completely, as he bids to change the team’s system.

According to the Birmingham Mail, the 46-year-old has now done away with the system the squad knows so well, and is trying to get his players to be more comfortable playing in a back four.

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For years Wolves have set up with three centre-backs and wing-backs.

It has helped the club to become an established Premier League outfit.

But in recent times, the system has come under fire from some Wolves fans.

Quite a few have suggested it stops Wolves from being a more attacking side.

In the recent pre-season games against Deportivo Alaves and Besiktas, Lage played with a 4-3-3 system and the result was that Wolves played some fantastic football.

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Wolves won 4-0 against Alaves and then 3-0 against Besiktas, and the attacking players really flourished.

Lage did deploy a back three in the games against Levante and Villarreal B, suggesting that that formation may not be completely shelved going forwards.

But it would seem that there is now a focus on Wolves moving to a back four.

And that will be music to the ears of many fans.

Wolves could become more attacking and entertaining as Bruno Lage reportedly stops back three sessions

This is really encouraging news and something that could change Wolves for the better.

Previously, Wolves have generally been solid but unspectacular playing with a back three and wing-backs.

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But it looks as though change is on the horizon.

It will be a risk, but the rewards could potentially be quite high if the players can master playing with a back four.

There is so much attacking talent in Wolves’ squad. If there is a system in place that is geared towards getting the best out of them, then Wanderers will be in business.