Conor Coady has said it is ‘only the start’ for Morgan Gibbs-White, after the Wolves midfielder finished a remarkable season on loan at Sheffield United.
Gibbs-White played his final game last night in the form of the play-off semi-final second leg against Nottingham Forest.
Sadly for Gibbs-White, his night ended in cruel fashion.
After equalising for the Blades during the game and helping the team reach extra-time, the 22-year-old stepped up in the penalty shootout and saw his effort saved by Brice Samba.
He had needed to score, but Samba correctly guessed to dive to his right, and it’s Forest who will now take on Huddersfield Town at Wembley for the chance to gain promotion to the Premier League.
A moment to forget then for Gibbs-White, but 2021/22 has been an absolutely superb season for him.
He ended up making 39 appearances, and scoring 11 goals and making nine assists.
He was recently named the Player of the Season at Bramall Lane, underlining what a fantastic past nine months it has been for him.
There will no doubt will many a report now about his future.
Plenty of Wolves fans have already said they would love to see Gibbs-White break into the starting XI back at Molineux.
But it’s possible teams could come in for him with substantial offers.
Whatever transpires, the loan move has done Gibbs-White the world of good and hopefully he will kick on from it.
On Instagram, he received a nice message from Coady earlier today, following his tough moment last night.
The 29-year-old shared a picture of Gibbs-White to his Story, along with the message ‘What a season it’s been for this fella… only the start for you brother’.
It really is only the start for Gibbs-White after excellent loan spell with Sheffield United
Gibbs-White’s loan spell with Sheffield United could prove to be the making of him.
He spoke about the need to play regularly, and he has shown just how good he is when given the chance.
But now it’s about whether he is able to do it in a tougher league.
It would be fantastic to see him back in the Premier League again having now had a really successful loan spell under his belt.
Quite possibly, he could solve a big issue for Wolves in that, Bruno Lage – and also Nuno Espirito Santo before him – has lacked a midfielder who is a source of goals and assists.