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Kilman excited by potential for new formation at Wolves this season

Maximilian Kilman has spoken of his excitement about potentially changing to a back four formation this season.

The central defender was a feature of a back three last term, playing on the right despite being left-footed.

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The back three system, that uses wing-backs, has been in place at Molineux for years now.

It has brought great success to the football club, and helped Wolves to become an established top-flight outfit.

But supporters, in recent times, have grown slightly tired of the system, which has not really played into the hands of the attacking players.

And it seems Bruno Lage is ready to convert to a back four, having ditched back three training sessions in pre-season.

We have seen the system rolled out in Alicante, and fans are excited to see it more regularly in 2022/23.

And that feeling is shared by Kilman, who has been in impressive form so far in pre-season given he has just come back from injury.

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He said (via Express & Star): “I think it’s great that we’re working on a different formation but we’ve been playing a back five for a number of seasons, so it’s good to have that versatility, whether we move into a four or a five.

“I am happy to keep working as we are and I’m learning a lot, to make sure we’re ready for the start of the season in whatever formation it may be.”

It is thought that Lage could still turn to a back three for certain games going forwards.

Whatever the system though, Kilman stands a great chance of starting every game for Wolves.

Kilman is spot on, it’s good to have versatility as Lage prepares to use four-at-the-back formation

Hopefully a back four will be the main formation for Wolves moving forwards.

It has looked very effective so far in pre-season and yielded attacking prowess and goals.

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Being comfortable in two systems is going to be very important for Wolves.

Top teams are able to operate in a variety of different set-ups. Ultimately, it will give Wanderers a better chance of taking points off any given team.