Commentator Mikey Burrows shares the Wolves star who's actually a really good goalkeeper
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Commentator Mikey Burrows shares the Wolves star who's actually a really good goalkeeper

Wolves fans may have heard this week about the exploits of Kam Kandola for the U21s – and apparently the first-team has an outfielder who is actually a pretty good goalkeeper.

James Collins’ side were in action on Monday against West Ham United at Aggborough in some pretty awful conditions.

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Early in the first-half, goalkeeper Palmi Arinbjornsson received a red card for taking down Hammers striker Kamari Swyer after he had been played through.

The referee had no choice but to send him off.

Wolves did not have a substitute goalkeeper. So Kandola went in goal.

Amazingly, he saved the penalty from Swyer.

He then proceeded to make a couple of good saves in the game. Despite a 5-0 defeat in the end for Wolves, Collins heaped praise on Kandola.

The situation went somewhat viral on social media. It is obviously unusual when outfield players are forced to go in goal.

On the latest Wolves Weekly podcast, there was a discussion about Kandola’s exploits on Monday.

And Mikey Burrows, who commentates for Wolves TV, revealed he knows of one outfield first-team player at Wolves who is actually very good in goal.

He said: “See, at the end of training sessions, there’s always somebody right, who goes in. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen in training, I think Ruben Neves is actually a very good goalkeeper.”

Wolves star Ruben Neves being a good goalkeeper is actually not all that surprising, as Mikey Burrows makes revelation

So not only is Ruben Neves Wolves’ best player. He’s also apparently not bad between the sticks.

Neves, 26, is that brilliant at what he does as a playmaker, it kind of doesn’t feel that much of a surprise.

He’s clearly just one of those individuals.

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Hopefully Wolves don’t find themselves in a situation whereby both Jose Sa and new signing Dan Bentley are not available.

As intriguing as it would be to see Neves donning a pair of gloves in the Premier League, the midfield needs him!