Wolves defender Ki-Jana Hoever has been pictured back in training at Compton Park.
The 20-year-old has recently been nursing a hamstring injury he picked up in the 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.
He only lasted 25 minutes of that game, before having to come off for Jonny Castro Otto.
After the result, Bruno Lage gave a surprisingly explosive interview in which he suggested Hoever had not prepared properly.
He said (via Sky Sports): “Ki is a good example of the young kids, they want everything to happen [now]. When you are out and your teammate is playing, and you are not training at the intensity, you are not preparing yourself and after, when you have a chance, these kinds of things happen.”
Lage went on to say that he had spoken to Hoever and also the group about what he said post-Palace.
He also said that Hoever would have another chance with him.
Well, it seems the youngster will soon be available for selection again at least.
The latest Wolves training photos show that Hoever has been back in action at Compton Park.
Wolves are playing tomorrow night against Newcastle United, and it seems he might be fit for the game.
As for his starting prospects, it’s surely highly unlikely.
An important few weeks for Ki-Jana Hoever at Wolves
So Hoever seems to have shaken off his injury, and it’s going to be an important period for him now.
The £13.5 million signing has got to work very hard to convince Lage to give him another chance.
But currently, Jonny is playing superbly well at right wing-back, and the Spaniard’s form has got to mean he stays in the team.
And Nelson Semedo was back on the bench for Wolves against Aston Villa.
It will be difficult for Hoever to get many, if any, minutes from here. But he simply needs to get his head down and work as hard as possible.