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Lage suggests Neto could be fit to play some part vs Leicester

Bruno Lage was asked at his pre-match press conference ahead of Wolves’ clash with Leicester whether Pedro Neto will be fit to play a part.

Neto has of course not played all season but his recovery has been managed carefully and he has been edging closer and closer to full fitness.

One of the next steps has to be returning to Premier League action, although that will likely be as a substitute initially.

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Lage did not rule the Portuguese wideman out of the clash at Molineux against the side who beat them 1-0 on the opening day of the season.

That may raise hopes that he can play some part as Wolves seek to build on the momentum generated by the victory at Tottenham last time out.

It would be an exciting moment to see him back but of course the key is not to rush him back and avoiding a setback to his recovery.

Wolves are well stocked out wide so do not need to hurry Neto back but he would offer a different option and eventually ease some of the goalscoring burden on Raul Jimenez.

Leicester played in the Europa League against Randers last night and Wolves should be looking to exploit any tiredness in their squad as a result of that.

A fresh Neto against a tiring backline in the closing stages of the game could be just the ticket for Lage, who has not always had gamechanging substitutions at his disposal this season.