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Bruno Lage provides injury update ahead of Wolves vs Brighton

Bruno Lage has delivered an injury update on Daniel Podence, Max Kilman and Ruben Neves ahead of Saturday’s clash between Wolves and Brighton.

Wolves are looking to get things back on track after back-to-back defeats against Newcastle United and Burnley.

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Results elsewhere last weekend mean Wanderers still have faint hope of securing European football this season.

Currently, the club sit in eighth position, three points behind West Ham United with a game in hand.

Manchester United lie sixth, five points ahead. But Wolves also have a game in hand on the Red Devils.

Wolves have a tough run-in so it will be very difficult to finish higher than eighth.

But a win against Brighton could breathe confidence into the dressing room again, and provide some much needed momentum heading into the game against Chelsea.

For Saturday’s game though, Lage will be without Podence and Kilman, who haven’t recovered from their injuries.

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Podence has missed the last two matches, and Kilman picked up an injury in Wolves’ Easter open training session last week.

It is also likely Neves will not be passed fit to play, although he has resumed training with his teammates this week.

He said (via Liam Keen): “He trained yesterday. Today he didn’t train. It would be hard after 6 weeks for him to play, lets see what happens.”

Bad news for Wolves ahead of Brighton clash as Bruno Lage delivers injury update

This is not the news Wolves fans were hoping for.

Neves was perhaps never really likely to feature against Brighton, as the club initially said they hoped he’d be back in May.

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But Podence being unavailable is a particularly big blow.

Wolves have really struggled in the final third in the last two matches especially, and Podence has really stepped up his game in 2022.

He is someone that makes things happen, so the other forwards have really got to step up on Saturday.