Wolves manager Bruno Lage has commented on his central defensive options at Molineux.

Willy Boly was injured at the start of the season and has been unable to force his way back into the side for Premier League clashes.

As per the Express and Star, Lage has said this is in part to do with the form of Romain Saiss and Max Kilman, who he picked out for praise.

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“These kind of things can happen. [Boly] was out and he knows; he’s a professional and his character is the same,” said Lage.

“He works hard every day to improve and he respects the moment. It’s about character and respect. He needs to wait for his opportunity.

“I don’t want players happy when they don’t play, I want them unhappy, but in the same way Boly shows me every day the character to work hard and the respect because the other guys, especially Max and Saiss, are doing well.


“What I want for him and the other guys is character to come and work hard every day and respect the work of the guys who are (in the team). When they have the opportunity, they are ready.”

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On paper, Boly, Kilman and Conor Coady looks like Wolves’ best back three, but Saiss has clearly done enough in Lage’s eyes to keep his place.

There are some fans who would love to see a back four, to really make a clean break from Nuno Espirito Santo’s time at the club.

That would change the complexion, with some doubts over how Coady in particular would do in a back four.

As it stands, Boly is one of a few players who just has to be patient right now. On the back of three straight wins, Lage is free to pick who he likes; it is clearly working.

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