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Dave Edwards says Fabio Silva played like he was 'seven or eight years older' against Aston Villa

Fabio Silva led the line like a player who was ‘seven or eight years older’ against Aston Villa.

That is the view of former Wolves star Dave Edwards, who was thoroughly impressed with the teenager’s contributions on Saturday.

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Silva was selected to start by Bruno Lage following Raul Jimenez’s sending off against Leeds United before the international break.

He has had to be patient for chances this season.

Mexico international Jimenez is undoubtedly Lage’s top dog at Molineux, and so Silva often has to make do with cameo appearances.

But he got a chance against Villa last weekend – and he played really well.

Silva was both creative and physical, and his performance probably deserved a goal.

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Speaking about Silva in his latest Express & Star column, Edwards said: “Fabio Silva also came in and led the line like a player seven or eight years older – he did it with great maturity.

“I was most impressed with his strength. For a young kid who is very slight in build, he gave Konsa and Mings a really tough time and bullied them.

“Wolves fans will now start to see the value and reason Wolves paid that sort of money for a teenager. He was excellent.”

A coming-of-age performance from Fabio Silva for Wolves

Edwards is spot on – it was a display of great maturity from Silva.

Not once did he give the impression that he was a teenager on Saturday. Previously, it has been pretty obvious that Silva is very young. especially in his first season.

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The way he took the game to Mings especially was fantastic to see. He seemed to relish the challenge.

You can see him starting to go out there with more confidence. It is surely only a matter of time before that first goal of the season comes.