Wolves manager Bruno Lage has suggested Bruno Jordao is almost ready for first-team minutes.

The star has been working his way back from a knee injury, which he suffered whilst on loan at Farmalicao.

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That ended Jordao’s stint there, and he has been working hard to get back to full fitness.

Jordao resumed training a while ago, and has recently turned out for the U23s in a bid to get minutes into the legs.

Last night, he played for over an hour agaisnt West Ham United in the PL Cup which is a real positive.

As everybody knows, Wolves are currently lacking midfield options.

Bruno Lage only has Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker to choose from.

He used all three at the weekend against Manchester City, and to have no one else is just not ideal.

Therefore, Jordao coming back into the picture is most welcome.

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And it seems like the 23-year-old might soon be in line to make a matchday squad given comments from Lage.

He said: “He’s played minutes to get his confidence and now we go to the second phase to give him more minutes for sure.

“He cannot go to the bench straight away. We need him to get to a different level.

“First he has started training with the team and has played twice. He will play more time in the next game and we want him to play at least two or three games for 90 minutes.”

When asked if Jordao had impressed him in training, Lage replied ‘Since the beginning’.

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This is a positive update from Lage about Jordao.

He is seemingly not far away now from being available for first-team selection.

The manager appears to be quite impressed by what he has seen from him. So there’s a possibility he’ll soon turn out for the first-team. That is something Jordao hasn’t done since the 2019/20 season against Chelsea

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Lage has said that the player has been in on meetings trying to understand the way the team plays for two months now.

That would indicate the manager is indeed ready to get him involved once he’s fit enough.

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