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Pedro Neto doing ball work as Wolves return draws closer

Pedro Neto has been pictured doing ball work at Compton Park, as the Wolves winger steps up his return to fitness.

The 22-year-old has been hard at work over the past months trying to come back strong from a knee injury.

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Neto sustained a broken patella last term, and had to come off in the Premier League clash with Fulham in April 2021.

It was a cruel blow for the star who was, of course, forced to miss Euro 2020.

Neto was a revelation last term, as he stepped up in the absence of Raul Jimenez.

He was often the standout player in games for Wolves, and fans were loving his development.

But his season ended early, although he still scooped the Player of the Year award.

Fans cannot wait for Neto to get back playing for the first-team again, with many curious to see how he gets on under Bruno Lage, given the effect the manager has had on most players in the squad.

It seems that return isn’t too far away now.

Having recently returned to the training pitches, Neto has now been pictured doing ball work outside at Compton this week. The next step will be for him to rejoin his teammates in full training.

The ace uploaded some of the images onto his Instagram, along with the caption ‘Happy place’.

Potentially, that could happen in the next couple of weeks.

Pedro Neto return growing closer for Wolves

The club released an injury update at the end of 2021, stating Neto was on course to return in the new year. Previously, Lage had said he was set to return to training by mid-January (Express & Star).

So it seems like the player is on track. Him working with the ball outside is really good to see, and full training might not be too far away now.

Wolves have actually managed pretty well without Neto this season.

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Some understandably had concerns. Especially after Wolves lost their first three Premier League games.

But Daniel Podence has stepped up of late, and loan signing Hwang Hee-chan has also done well in parts.

Neto might take some time to get up to speed, but it’ll be a definite boost for Wolves to have him available for selection again.