Jonny Castro Otto made his long-awaited return to action for Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend.

The 26-year-old was back in the starting XI after six months on the sidelines following knee ligament damaged sustained against Olympiacos in the Europa League last season.

The Spaniard has worked hard to return as quickly as possible, and fans were pleasantly surprised to see his name on the teamsheet against the Foxes on Sunday.

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Jonny was only given the first-half, as per the plan that was pre-decided by club medics and himself.

He could be forgiven for showing any signs of rust, but Jonny was superb at Molineux and gave Ayoze Perez nothing.

His return is a massive boost, and Coady has expressed his delight over his teammate being available again.

 

He said (via club’s official website): “When we got the team on Saturday, it was fantastic to see. It was brilliant.

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“He’s a fantastic footballer and a massive part of our team. A massive friend to us all and when he got injured it was really tough to take because he’s a massive part of the team.

“So, to have him back is fantastic and hopefully he can build now he’s got 45 minutes and we’re all here for him, we’re all here to help him and I think he’s done fantastic. To be out for so long and then come back the way he did, and as quickly as he has, is a brilliant testament to him.”

Jonny return cannot be overstated

£37,000-a-week star Jonny (Spotrac) coming back for the second half of Wolves’ season is a fantastic boost for Nuno Espirito Santo.

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The £15 million signing from Atletico Madrid (BBC Sport) is perhaps one of the most underrated and reliable members of the squad.

No one has really excelled at left-back/left wing-back in his absence, so to have him available again is most welcome.

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