Bruno Lage has been waxing lyrical about Wolves defender Max Kilman, after a tremendous start to the new season.
The 24-year-old has so far played every minute of every game since Lage arrived at the club.
It has been fantastic to see him given chances at every turn.
Last season he played well when given the opportunity, but was strangely dropped here and there by Nuno Espirito Santo.
Kilman has clearly made a big impression on Lage, who has been speaking about the player ahead of the Everton game.
He said (Shropshire Star): “The squad is very good and I’m very happy with all the guys. Some of them have surprised me. Max had his chance. Boly got his pre-season injury and Max is there. Every game we can see him and he’s solid. If he’s solid, he continues to play.
“I knew him a little bit because I watched some games and his good performances of the past.
“From the first day the way Max worked was very good and then after that Boly came and my plan is to try and understand what Max can do on the left.
“He had the chance to play on the right and he’s doing very well. I am very happy with him.”
Kilman’s position on the right of the three-man defence has been surprisingly successful so far.
It is a testament to his talent that he has looked so comfortable on the ‘wrong’ side.
Barring his outing against Brentford (when everyone was poor), he has shown a really well-rounded game.
Kilman one of Wolves’ brightest lights
The form of Kilman has undoubtedly been one of the highlights of Wolves’ season so far.
He might well have been the standout performer so far this season at Molineux. It’s certainly close between him and new signing Jose Sa.
Wolves really well be delighted they didn’t send him out on loan or sell him, amid summer interest from some teams in the Championship.
It’s great to hear Lage talking him up and giving him his due credit. He deserves it, and hopefully Kilman can take further confidence from the words of his manager.