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Carlos Cachada impressed by Wolves youngster Dexter Lembikisa

Wolves coach Carlos Cachada believes the club has a gem on its hands in Dexter Lembikisa.

The youngster is currently out with the first-team squad in Alicante.

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He was one of several U23s players to make the cut, with Bruno Lage wanting to cast his eye over some of Molineux’s best prospects.

Lembikisa enjoyed a really impressive and productive 2021/22.

The 18-year-old has enjoyed a quick rise having only signed his first professional deal last November.

He began the season as an U18, but soon established himself as a member of James Collins’ U23s.

The star would be a regular pick at right wing-back, and his contributions helped the team gain promotion to PL2 Division 1.

Lembikisa, who made Lage’s first-team squad for the first time in the FA Cup clash with Sheffield United back in January, is hoping to make an impression out in Spain.

And it seems he has at least caught the attention of Cachada.

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The fitness coach said of the youngster in an interview with the Express & Star: “He’s a really good player.

“He needs to improve his knowledge and physicality of course, to get used to this kind of environment, but for the future I think he’s a player that the club needs to protect and build up to play for the first team.

The next couple of weeks are a real opportunity for Lembikisa to impress Lage.

Currently, Wolves only have Nelson Semedo and Jonny Castro Otto as options to play on the right. That after Chiquinho was ruled out for the foreseeable future with an ACL injury.

Spaniard Jonny is also needed to rotate with Rayan Ait-Nouri on the left, which is the side he prefers.

Lembikisa’s card is marked, he must now shine in front of Lage

There is every chance Cachada has probably shared his thoughts with Lage about Lembikisa.

With Ki-Jana Hoever and Bendeguz Bolla both out on loan, there is perhaps potential for him to sneak into Lage’s first-team squad for 2022/23.

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If he is to do that then he’ll need some impressive cameos over the coming days.

He has been progressing extremely well at the club in recent times.

It would be fantastic if he could keep on his current trajectory and show Lage he might already be worth turning to.