Adama Traore has played as a left winger during Bruno Lage’s fledgling Wolves reign so far.

That’s another new position for the Spaniard who played at right wing-back, right wing and as a striker at various times under Nuno Espirito Santo.

But former Wolves midfielder David Edwards thinks Lage should revert Traore back to the right flank.

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He told the Express and Star he thinks that’s the winger’s best role because he can cross the ball more effectively.

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“I feel the right-hand side suits Adama, where he can stand crosses up to Raul Jimenez,” said Edwards.

“It looks like Trincao – who is wonderful on the eye but I was disappointed with his influence on Sunday – likes to the play on the right, where he can cut in on his left foot.

“I think it would help Wolves to have Adama on the right flank. If Adama’s crossing the ball you have Jimenez trying to get on the end of it.

 

“I genuinely think he could play for any Premier League club because of what he offers. I’ve never seen anything like his explosiveness, he will make Wolves so many chances.”

Lage trying to make Traore a goal threat

Most of the most dangerous modern wingers make runs from out to in, and play on the opposite flank to their strong foot.

Bruno Lage is trying to do something similar with Traore and it has nearly led to two goals in the first two rounds of Premier League games.

He got in behind from that left flank against Leicester and Tottenham, but couldn’t find the finish.

That should come as he gets used to the role though, and while Edwards might want Lage to change what he’s trying to do with Traore, it could provide an extra source of goals eventually.

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