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Collins praises goalkeeper Moulden's Under-23 display

Wolves Under-23s won 3-2 away from home against their Newcastle United counterparts on Monday night.

Conor Carty netted a late winner before outlining his desire to find the net more regularly.

Oskar Burr made his return to action after four months and set up the winner.

But speaking to the club website after the game, manager James Collins was keen to outline the performance of goalkeeper Louie Moulden.

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“He was good tonight, but what I say to the goalie coach is, ‘That’s his job.’ I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way, because I thought he was excellent,” said Collins of Moulden,

“My point is, like all of them, he’s got to stand up and be counted, and he did tonight. Part of that win is that he made two or three really good saves.

“He’s a good goalkeeper and that’s what he’s there to do. The standards we set for them, is that we want them to do that more often; when we’re under the cosh, can he save the day?

“He did tonight, and I thought he came for one really dangerous cross at the end, which was bouncing around, so he did some really good things tonight.”

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19-year-old Moulden joined Wolves from Manchester City this summer and is now the Under-23s first choice goalkeeper.

It is clear that Collins is demanding of Moulden, and expects him to keep his standards high.

With John Ruddy potentially moving on at the end of the season, there might be a goalkeeping spot in the first team squad opening up in the not too distant future.

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