Max Kilman has said he loves facing off against the ‘unstoppable’ Adama Traore in Wolves training, as it helps him to improve as a defender.
The central defender made the admission to the club’s official website in a wide-ranging interview.
The 23-year-old has seen his stock rise this season, after first coming into the starting XI against Fulham back in October.
Kilman produced some superb showings – his man-of-the-match performance against Leeds United a particular highlight.
The last couple of games have seen Nuno Espirito Santo shake things up a bit, with the typical three-man defence with wing-backs system being shelved for a more traditional back four.
It’s seen Kilman drop back to the bench, but the star knows he’s made an impression.
He knows he’ll need to knuckle down in training, and it’s there he routinely comes up against £43,000-a-week star Traore (Spotrac) – something he absolutely relishes.
He said: “I think with Adama the main thing is in training he gives 110 percent like he does in a game.
“He’s always ready to run with the ball to show his strength and show his pace.
“But for me, I really enjoy it because I know how hard the battle is and sometimes, I feel like I can give it a go and try to match him.
“Sometimes it obviously doesn’t work out, but of course that’s the way you improve by playing against him.”