Jamie Carragher talks up Pedro Neto during Sky's coverage of Newcastle vs Wolves
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Jamie Carragher talks up Pedro Neto during Sky's coverage of Newcastle vs Wolves

Jamie Carragher talked up Wolves star Pedro Neto during Sky Sports’ coverage of Newcastle United vs Wolves.

Wanderers were beaten 2-1 at St. James Park and remain under threat of relegation.

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Wolves found it tough against the Magpies, with the home side pressing well throughout.

The crowd were spurring them on, and Wolves were forced into mistakes quite often.

There was a big moment in the first-half when Raul Jimenez went down in the penalty area under a challenge from Nick Pope.

It was somehow waved away by referee Andy Madley. And VAR did not tell him to look at the incident again.

In the end, Miguel Almiron scored the winning goal for Newcastle towards the end of the game.

Wolves must move on quickly from this result, with Leeds United next up in the Premier League.

And it will be interesting to see if Julen Lopetegui will start with Pedro Neto against the Whites.

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He came off the bench at half-time yesterday, replacing Adama Traore at half-time to play on the right wing against Dan Burn.

He had a couple of good moments, including a shot from the edge of the area that Pope beat away.

Neto returning for Wolves has the potential to be huge. And Carragher commented on his return ahead of the game yesterday.

He said on Sky Sports: “I think the manager has come in and realised he hasn’t got a lot of goals in this team. He’s just had to make them more organised and difficult to beat. That’s exactly what he’s done.

“We shouldn’t forget, also, on the bench Pedro Neto. He’s just come back from a really bad injury. He was a superstar player a couple of years ago.

“I think if they can get him back, he may be able to provide a bit of magic in and around the box to create things or get a goal himself over the next few weeks.”

Pedro Neto return for Wolves is a big boost but Lopetegui cannot bank on him to solve goalscoring issue, as Carragher praises winger

It is fantastic to see Neto back in action for Wolves.

That said, he has come back after months out and it might be a while before he gets fully up to speed.

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Over the past couple of years he has missed a lot of football for Wolves, which is a huge shame. In the 2019/20 season he was absolutely electric and definitely one of the Premier League’s best young players.

Hopefully he can come in clutch for Wolves. But it would be unfair to expect too much given his lack of involvement in recent times.