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Bruno Lage explains why he chose to bench Max Kilman for Wolves last night

Wolves manager Bruno Lage has explained his decision to put Max Kilman on the bench last night against Watford.

Wanderers enjoyed their best result of the season, beating the Hornets 4-0 at Molineux.

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Raul Jimenez, Daniel Podence and Ruben Neves all scored and there was also an own goal for the visitors.

Bruno Lage had wanted a big response after the awful display against Crystal Palace.

And he certainly got one, even if Watford were seriously poor on the night.

It was an interesting starting XI that Lage picked for the game.

The most striking thing was that Willy Boly was picked to start his first Premier League game of the season.

The 31-year-old has really struggled with injuries this term, and had only featured in the Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the season.

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He replaced Max Kilman, who had previously started every single game this season. He may have dropped off a bit in recent weeks, but for him not to be a starter last night was still quite a surprise.

Speaking after the game, Lage said benching the 24-year-old was simply a case of him having played so much and it was just the right time.

He said (via Simon Stone): “Sometimes it is time for a player to recover a little bit. I trust Max but he has played 30 games in a row. Sometimes you have to step back and recover. He will return to the team that’s for sure.”