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Lage offers update on Jonny's return to fitness

Jonny is back out on the grass at Wolves’ training ground but is not in full sessions with the squad just yet.

As per the Express and Star, Bruno Lage has said he will not rush the defender back into action and risk a setback.

The same goes for fellow absentee Pedro Neto, with Lage wanting to make sure that their recovery is thorough and smooth.

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“It’s very good (to see him back),” said Lage on Jonny. “I give a lot of confidence to him to give his time and he’s starting to warm up with the team and do some drills. The most important thing is for him to feel confident that we are waiting for him, but no pressure.

“No pressure means day by day. All week he did the warm ups and some drills with the ball, even today he was with the team preparing for the game and the strategy. He needs to continue and understand every day how he feels. He doesn’t have pain and continues his process.

“It will be day by day and when he’s fully ready he can do the full training and we can discuss a strategy to win minutes. For now, there’s no pressure and we give him a lot of confidence that when he’s ready to play we can start to think about it.”

On Neto, he added: “He will be the same because the worst thing is to put the players under pressure, they don’t feel comfortable and if something happens we regret (it). We need these players because they are important for us, but I don’t want to put anyone under pressure. When you’re talking about knee injuries, we need to take care.”

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Jonny has already had one injury setback and it seems wise for Lage to be doing all he can to avoid another.

It would be a real shame if either player suffered a blow in their recovery and that is why it makes sense to take it slowly.

Wolves fans must be looking forward to having them back, but with the team playing well and getting results, there is no need to hurry them back before they are fully ready.