Bruno Lage isn’t exactly flush with defensive options at the start of his Wolves reign.

The new boss is persisting with a three-man backline, with Conor Coady in the centre, Romain Saiss on the left and Max Kilman on the right.

Kilman is a left-footer so it’s not exactly a familiar role for him, which is something he admitted to the club website.

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Speaking about playing on the right of a back three, Kilman said: “It’s something I’ve not been used to so much, but I have to adapt.

“There are obviously different ways where I need to find lines and my body position could have been different at times, but whoever plays in any position needs to adapt and make sure you do your best.

“It’s been tough, but we’ve had a long time in pre-season just to understand our roles and how to play. It’s good we’re all learning and whatever system we play we have to adapt.


“I thought we did that really well, especially in the second half (at Leicester) and we can see how we regain the ball higher up the pitch and were closer to their goal, but unfortunately we couldn’t put it into the back of the net.”

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The role might be unfamiliar to Kilman but he shone against Leicester on Saturday.

He was arguably Wolves’ man of the match, and earned a lot of love from the fans on Twitter.

The stats back it up too, and Kilman’s long passing outshone captain Coady, for whom it is something of a speciality.

Wolves fans will be hoping those strong performances continue, especially while they wait for the club to sign a new centre half.

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