Bruno Lage has confirmed that Willy Boly and Daniel Podence are back in Wolves training.

Speaking after Wolves’ 1-0 defeat against Tottenham on Sunday and ahead of tonight’s EFL Cup clash with Nottingham Forest, Lage delivered a fitness update.

Boly had already been pictured in training last week, although he was not fit enough to be involved against Spurs.

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The latest on Podence was that he is embarking on his own pre-season programme.

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“The important thing is all of us have a good relationship with our departments and all of us are working hard to bring as soon as possible the players with us,” Lage told the club website.

“So, Boly started work on Saturday, which is good news for us, also Daniel [Podence] started work with us, which is good news.


“With time I’ll talk about the other players.”

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Wolves suffered a blow last week with the news that Pedro Neto looks set to be out until the new year.

So this is a welcome boost, and should strengthen Wolves at both ends of the pitch.

If there are no new arrivals between now and the end of the window, it’ll be important that Wolves’ existing options remain fit.

Podence could be a potent weapon in Bruno Lage’s new, more attacking style, while Boly bolsters the central defensive options which are slightly thin on the ground as it stands.

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