James Collins backs Wolves youngster Taylor Perry for loan move
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James Collins backs Wolves youngster Taylor Perry for loan move

Wolves U23 manager James Collins believes midfielder Taylor Perry is ‘ready’ to head out on loan somewhere.

The 19-year-old has really impressed since Collins arrived at the club a year ago, adding goals to his game.

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The Dudley-born teen has bagged six goals in PL2 Division 2 so far, and he was on target against Port Vale in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday.

It was a fine display from Perry against the Valiants, and it’s led to a glowing report from Collins, who is hugely excited about the starlet’s future.

He told the club’s official website: “I think he’s been excellent. He was given the challenge at the start of the season to add goals to his game which is something he’s done.

“I think that’s going to make the difference for him. I feel he’s rose to that challenge and now he’s had the first half of the season with us, he’s ready for the next challenge.

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“He’s ready – you don’t want them going out if they’re not ready, but he’s ready for the Football League.

“You never know who’ll take them, that’s someone else’s decision, but if I was a Football League manager, I’d take him on loan because I think he could add something to a team for the second half of the season.”

Collins goes on to state he has a real soft spot for Perry and suggests he has similar to that of Frank Lampard when he played in terms of making late runs into the box to score goals.

Encouraging words

Collins’ comments about Perry should have Wolves fans excited.

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He’s obviously still got a lot of developing to do, but knowing there is an exciting young goalscoring midfield player making waves in the academy is very positive news.

Goals from midfield in the first-team have been a rarity of late, so if Perry can go away and score goals in senior football, he could well be seen in the first-team in 2021/22.