Players react as Wolves youngster Luke Cundle posts on Instagram after U23s promotion
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Players react as Wolves youngster Luke Cundle posts on Instagram after U23s promotion

Earlier this week, the Wolves U23s ended their season by achieving promotion to Premier League 2 Division 1.

After a two-year absence, the team is now back in the top-flight of youth football, following a 2-0 win over Stoke City at Molineux.

James Collins’ side have enjoyed a fantastic season, and played some outstanding attacking football at times.

Results and performances have been particularly good in 2022, and there was one final one on Monday evening.

Wolves produced some brilliant football against the Potters, with Hugo Bueno again a real threat.

The Spanish wing-back has been in fine fettle in recent weeks and really caused problems.

But it was Cundle who stole headlines once again, scoring a brace to take his tally for the season to 10.

His first of the evening came in the 16th minute, with Chem Campbell setting Taylor Perry free on a run into the box, before he crossed low to the back post for the incoming Cundle to finish.

Cundle then doubled Wolves’ lead, converting at the back post again but this time with a well controlled volley from a Bueno cross.

It was a superb finish, and he showed great technique to keep the ball down.

Stoke showed some potential to get back into the game and had decent chances through William Goodwin and Emre Tezgel.

But Wolves held out for a deserved win, and they will now be mixing it with some of the best academies in England next season.

Taking to social media after the game, Cundle uploaded a few photos from the evening after helping the Wolves U23s achieve promotion.

And there were lots of comments.

Chem Campbell replied ‘Pure class’.

Theo Corbeanu left a few fire emojis.

And there was also a reaction from Borussia Dortmund and England star Jude Bellingham, who wrote ‘Light work’.

Luke Cundle shines again as U23s seal promotion to Division 1

It was perhaps fitting that Cundle would get both goals to help Wolves seal promotion.

He has been absolutely brilliant for Collins’s side this season.

It’s likely that first-team manager Bruno Lage will have been watching the game.

And Cundle will have sent a message with his final performance.

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It will be interesting to see what course of action the club take with him this summer.

Cundle made a few appearances for the first-team in 2021/22, getting his first Premier League start in the 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in February.

He could potentially be more involved next term. But it’s also possible officials will feel a loan could be highly beneficial, as it was for Morgan Gibbs-White.