Morgan Gibbs-White strengthens case for Wolves first-team role with acrobatic finish
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Morgan Gibbs-White strengthens case for Wolves first-team role with acrobatic finish

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White made headlines again yesterday, as he scored his 11th goal of the season in style.

The ace was on target for Sheffield United in their 1-1 draw with Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

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The Blades are currently pushing for promotion back to the Premier League, and sit sixth after taking a point yesterday.

The Robins actually took the lead in the game through Chris Martin, with Antoine Semenyo sliding the ball across for him for an easy finish.

But Gibbs-White would strike around 10 minutes later.

Enda Stevens hit a curling effort which forced a save from Daniel Bentley, but the ball popped up nicely for Gibbs-White who finished with a superb bicycle kick.

Given a defender was rushing in to block the ball, it was perhaps the only real way Gibbs-White could have scored.

It was an absolutely brilliant finish, and a sign that Gibbs-White is just playing with tremendous confidence at the moment.

It’s a very difficult skill to pull off, but he made it look easy.

Gibbs-White said afterwards (Sky Sports): “For my goal, I had to think fast and it came up in the air and just tried it and it went in.

“Especially when it’s a tight game like that, we have to stay concentrated. We have to remember they’re good on the counter attack.”

The 22-year-old was subsequently handed the man-of-the-match award by Sky for his display.

Gibbs-White heading the right way for Wolves first-team role

This loan spell is doing absolute wonders for Gibbs-White.

Bruno Lage never really wanted him to depart. But it’s looking like this stint could be the making of him, having largely been on the fringes at Molineux previously.

He is oozing confidence right now, and it’s great to see him flourishing.

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Should he keep this up, there is no reason why he can’t become a regular in the Wolves starting XI next season.

Of course, Sheffield United are likely to want to keep hold of him given everything he has done for them.

That might hinge on whether they get promoted.

But even then, Gibbs-White may have his heart set on lighting up the Premier League with Wolves.