Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White has hailed the return of striker Raul Jimenez.

The Mexico star made his long-awaited comeback yesterday in Bruno Lage’s first match in charge.

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The 30-year-old started against Crewe Alexandra and played around half an hour before coming off in a pre-planned change.

His return came following a 230-day spell on the sidelines, following his awful head injury against Arsenal last year.

Wolves ended up missing Jimenez massively last term.

It was bound to happen given his quality as a top all-round centre-forward.

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Raul Jimenez (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Gibbs-White pretty much summed it up when he spoke after the defeat to Crewe yesterday.


He told the official Wolves website: “It was a magical feeling. To see where he’s come from, to be back so soon, we can only thank God – it’s a miracle. He’s come back strong, he’s put in so much work over time and everyone is glad to see him back.”

The midfielder goes on to talk about how excited the players are to have their top goalscorer back in the side.

Jimenez return a huge psychological boost

It may take some time for Jimenez to get back up to speed.

But him just being back on the pitch will no doubt be a huge lift for the rest of the team.

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Raul Jimenez (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus/Getty Images)

By all accounts he has worked tremendously hard while he’s been out, and has looked sharp in training.

Hopefully, the Wolves players will be buoyed having their friend back alongside them and heading into battle.

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