Former Wolves midfielder David Edwards thinks Max Kilman could be set for a huge season.

Kilman started the opening game of the campaign at Leicester on Saturday.

He was arguably Wolves’ best player and almost found the scoresheet late on as Bruno Lage’s men pushed for a late equaliser.

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Edwards told the Express and Star how impressed he’s been with Kilman and tipped him to go on and become a club stalwart.

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“Max Kilman – it is going to be a huge season (for him). He’s had a good pre-season and he was outstanding against the Foxes. He was really solid, drove forward with the ball and got in the box.

“Max has been learning the Wolves philosophy, what it means to be a Wolves player over the last 2-3 years and every season he seems to get more and more game time. This could be a true breakthrough season for him.

“He has that size and aggression but also he’s got that technical ability which you now need in the Premier League. He’s at the right club to progress. As a defender he’ll only get better with experience.

 

“Max can become a player who plays hundreds of games for the club. Bruno thinks highly of him to play him in pre-season and start him in game one. I hope to see him a lot this year.”

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Kilman made just 14 Premier League starts last season, and will hope to go on and become a mainstay of the team.

It will be interesting to see what Lage does with his backline once Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera are back.

Whether or not a new central defender comes in with impact Kilman as well.

But he couldn’t have done much more on Saturday to stake his claim, despite playing in an unfamiliar role on the right of the back three.

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