Wolves star Morgan Gibbs-White says being ready to play week in, week out was one of the key reasons behind his loan exit from Molineux in the summer.
The midfielder has been enjoying a really good loan spell at Sheffield United in 2021/22.
The ace has already made 11 appearances for the Blades, and scored four goals for the Championship side.
Every single one of those 11 appearances for Gibbs-White has been a start.
Ultimately, the prospect of regular game time was what pushed Gibbs-White into leaving Molineux. That was despite Lage wanting him to stay put.
He is certainly getting that right now, and it seems the player wouldn’t be too happy going back to warming any bench after this season is over with.
He said (via Sheffield Star): “As a young player all you want to do is play games. When you don’t get games it’s frustrating, you get angry.
“At Wolves I wasn’t getting the game time I wanted, so the recognition wasn’t there.
“Since I’ve been in Sheffield, it’s going well and I’m scoring goals and getting assists.
“I feel I’m at a stage in my career where I’m ready to play week in, week out.
“Going to Sheffield United was the right move because I didn’t want to be sat on the bench at a Premier League team. I’m enjoying every minute of it.
Gibbs-White’s form has been so good, that he was just been called back into the England U21s squad for the first time since 2019.
Could Gibbs-White leave Wolves next summer?
These comments from Gibbs-White feel like a message to Bruno Lage.
It is fair enough that he didn’t want to sit on the bench back at Molineux. He does need to be playing games consistently, which hadn’t really been the case for him in his career up until now.
One wonders if Gibbs-White will seek to leave Wolves next summer if it’s looking like he won’t be a regular in 2022/23.
If he ends up looking for a move away, Wolves will at least be able to get decent money for him. The player signed a new contract with the club just before going to Bramall Lane.