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Collins says Lage is keen to include youth coaches in his Wolves vision

Wolves Under 23 manager James Collins has given an insight into working with Bruno Lage.

He told the club website that Lage is keen to include the Under 23 coaches as much as they want to be.

Lage also took a close look at plenty of young players during pre-season, and Collins has praised his ‘joined up thinking’.

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“The main change is that [Lage’s] very keen to include us. We’re welcome to any training session, be a part of the conversations and feel part of it, which then gives you an opportunity to mirror what he is doing,” said Collins.

“What I have noticed is the differences in training, the intensity of the training, of the coaching; it is a real sight to see, and that gives you an opportunity to pass that on to the U23s.”

“Some could still go on loan. We work with low numbers, which at times makes it difficult, but also helps with inclusivity; everyone’s involved and everyone’s part of it.

“It’s always nice when the manager drops one or two down from the first-team as well, and it gives you a real joined up thinking within the club.”

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It has already been reported that Lage is more focused on the club as a whole.

Nuno Espirito Santo was more concerned with the first team at all costs, but that has seemingly changed now.

Obviously the main priority for Lage is getting results in the Premier League, but he’s clearly encompassing more than that as part of his remit.