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Cundle is impressing Wolves staff and getting closer to league debut

Luke Cundle is arguably the most promising player in the Wolves academy setup at the moment and has been training with the first team squad.

With Ruben Neves suspended for the recent clash with Burnley, Cundle was earmarked for a Premier League debut, according to the Athletic.

Bruno Lage usually brings on a third central midfielder when Wolves are winning to try and make the game safe but it was a 0-0 draw and the home side were chasing the game at Molineux near the end.

It did not quite happen for Cundle that day, but he is apparently impressing staff at Wolves.

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They like his character and personality, and Conor Coady has also apparently taken him under his wing.

Cundle captains the Under 23 side and their manager James Collins said: “His character is spot on. He’s a super talent, he’s intelligent, he makes good decisions.

“I’ve watched first-team training a couple of times recently and he’s given the ball away twice in two days. “He gets the ball going and moving and the first-team players are starting to trust him.

“That’s a really good thing to see. He’s ready if called upon. You never know until they go in — and that’s the excitement of the job — but he’s doing everything he can to give himself a chance.”

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With Wolves’ lack of options in central midfield, Cundle could well be set for a league debut sooner rather than later.

That said, the result also makes clear that Bruno Jordao’s return from injury or Morgan Gibbs-White could be recalled and push Cundle down the midfield pecking order.

A loan cannot be ruled out but if he does go somewhere and play regularly, it is to be expected that he would light up any team at a lower level with his composure and eye for goal.

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