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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

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