Bruno Lage has issued an injury update ahead of Wolves’ clash with Leeds United.

Willy Boly will miss the game at Elland Road, but Lage said that the defender is training.

He also said that Bruno Jordao is back on the grass, but not training fully with the team yet.

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As per the Express and Star, he also discussed Raul Jimenez’s fitness after the Mexican international was left on the bench for the game against Aston Villa.

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“(Boly) felt sick after the game and the medical department said he’s not available for the game,” said Lage. “He started training (on Friday) and I hope against Everton he’ll be back. We need Willy.

“We need the best Willy, because he’s an important player for us. This is why I took the decision with Raul, because we are at the point where we cannot miss more players.

 

“We want to put the best players on the pitch but in the same I don’t want to miss any player. One thing is to lose a player for one game and another is to lose them, like Yerson, for two or three months.

“We have some players out for a long period. (Jordao) started training on the pitch but he needs more time to recover (before joining team training). I prefer to lose a player for one training, week, or game, instead of for more.”

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Boly’s absence means that Wolves’ backline will basically pick itself at Elland Road.

Jordao is still seemingly a long way off but he could boost Wolves’ midfield options when he finally gets back.

Lage is clearly keen to manage Jimenez carefully, and he is right that it is better to have the Mexican on the bench for one game than be without him for an extended period.

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