Nuno Espirito Santo has spoken glowingly about Wolves youngster Fabio Silva following his first goal for the club against Burnley.

The 18-year-old is now off the mark for the first-team having dispatched a penalty against the Clarets on Monday, which he also won.

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Despite the ultimately disappointing defeat, Silva’s goal was one positive to take, and Nuno was delighted about his cameo.

He said (Wolves official website): “It’s good, it’s very important for him. He’s a young player, full of talent, who’s adapting and he’s getting the match pretty well.

“His team was not in the best moment [against Burnley] and he was a big help. He was a big help with his movements, the way he held the ball up and he gained the penalty.

 

“He was confident enough to kick it very well, but in that moment, we felt that we could give a last push.

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“This is what we expect from the players who come from the bench, always to create an impact and Fabio did that, but we want him to do it again and again and again, so he can become better.”

Silva will be hopeful of starting Wolves’ next game against Tottenham Hotspur on December 27.

He will certainly have not done his prospects any harm at all.

Nuno praise bodes very well

Arguably this is the best assessment Nuno has given on Silva to date.

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It seems what he gave to Wolves as they sought a comeback against Burnley really impressed the manager, and that trust is now beginning to build.

It could just signal that Silva is ready to have more involvement going forwards, rather than Daniel Podence, Pedro Neto, or Adama Traore being shoehorned in as the centre forward/s.

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