Bruno Lage has provided an update on injured Wolves trio Pedro Neto, Meritan Shabani and Bruno Jordao.

As per the Express and Star, none of them are close to a return to fitness yet, but they are progressing as expected.

Neto’s recovery should take Wolves’ attack to another level but he does not have a defined expected return date.

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“He is working well but he needs time,” said Lage on Neto. “I spoke with him and he wants to come as soon as possible, but he needs to understand his body and what happened with him and go step by step.

“So that when he comes he’s 100 per cent to help us. The players are the guys who know better their colleagues, so they know he’s an important guy who can help us.

 

“They are waiting for him and give him in the moment what he needs to recover well.”

On Shabani and Jordao, he added: “They are still working with the physios. Not yet with us, they need more time to prepare and then start training with the team.”

Neto’s comeback will give Wolves a real array of wide options to compliment Lage’s new attacking style.

It is clear that he won’t be rushed back to avoid any risk of a setback.

Yerson Mosquera has already had two injury blows this season and Neto is clearly being managed carefully to avoid something similar.

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