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Hugo Bueno in awe of 'incredible' Wolves teammate Ruben Neves

Wolves defender Hugo Bueno has branded Ruben Neves ‘an incredible player’ following his performance in the 1-1 draw with Brentford on Saturday.

Wanderers took a point down in London, and put in a decent performance compared to recent weeks.

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Wolves needed to respond after the 4-0 thrashing by Leicester City.

And it was a spirited display against the Bees.

The first-half was fairly poor from both sides. But the game sprung to life after the break, with Ben Mee giving the hosts the lead with a fine volley on his weak foot.

And it was Neves to the rescue for Wolves. The Portuguese scored with a fine curling effort from the edge of the penalty area.

That was his third goal of the season so far, which now makes him the club’s outright top scorer this term.

It has been a brilliant campaign on a personal note so far from Neves, which has been brilliant to see considering many expected him to leave in the last window. He has just knuckled down and got on with it.

He has stood out regularly in a struggling team, and has carried the captain’s armband superbly.

And his efforts have left a huge impression on young Bueno, who only came into the starting XI recently.

He said (via Mirror journalist Alex Richards): “He runs the whole pitch and is always there. I don’t know how he does it. He works very, very hard to win the ball back & also when we have it, he can control the game. He is an incredible player.”

Wolves fans are desperately hoping Neves will see out the season with Wolves.

Last week, there were more reports about interest from Barcelona, who could move for him in January.

Ruben Neves is giving Wolves a fighting chance, as Hugo Bueno lauds teammate

Neves has started the season extremely well, and Wolves could potentially be even worse off without him.

He is giving absolutely everything at the moment, and it is a shame that a lot of the other players just aren’t replicating the same level.

January is going to be a very interesting period for Wolves regarding Neves.

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It is absolutely paramount that the club keeps hold of him.

Sanctioning his exit would essentially be Wolves waving the white flag.