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Nuno delivers verdict on Adama Traore's start to 2020/21

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has no doubts about Adama Traore, and has backed the player to reach his top level soon.

The boss was speaking ahead of the club’s next Premier League game against Burnley tomorrow, with Traore hoping to return to the starting XI.

The Spaniard dropped back to the bench against Chelsea after a run of four consecutive starts, as Nuno reverted back to a back five.

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It’s been something of a lukewarm start for the 24-year-old this term.

Traore has yet to really start firing, much like the team as a collective, but Nuno has no doubts he’ll soon turn on the style.

He said (via the club’s official website): “I think he’s doing well. He started the season in a different position, as a full-back, but I think he’s getting better, but with a lot of things to improve.

“But he’s committed, committed because of the actions I see every day; of his behaviour, the attitude that he has on the training sessions, on the match, and I’m positive that he’s going to return to his top level again.”

Traore must respond to Neto and Podence form

£43,000-a-week ace Traore (Spotrac) has merely shown glimpses of his top level in 2020/21, and it’s about getting that consistency again now.

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He’s yet to score or assist so far and that will likely be eating him up after the numbers he posted last season.

With Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence really starting to impress, it’s important for Traore to follow suit or risk being put back on the bench and carrying the ‘impact sub’ tag.