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Rarely seen Willy Boly steps up recovery at Compton Park

Wolves defender Willy Boly is among the latest training photos from Compton Park.

The Ivory Coast international has been nursing a calf issue which has prevented him from being on the bench for Wolves for well over a month now.

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The last time he was in a matchday squad was against Brighton on December 15.

Bruno Lage actually said towards the end of last month that Boly had started training again, just working with the physio outside.

It may well be that Boly is nearing a return to full training now. The club released a new photo of him today.

It seems he is still working by himself at the moment. There is just one photo of him, and he doesn’t appear with anybody else in the latest batch.

Boly, who celebrates his 31st birthday today, has made just one Carabao Cup appearances so far this term.

His struggle to stay fit, and also the form of Max Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss, has meant he hasn’t played a single Premier League minute yet.

Given his injury problems, and Yerson Mosquera having spent months on the sidelines, the club recently moved to bring Toti Gomes back from his loan at Grasshoppers.

Originally, he was just coming back to train whilst the Swiss league was on a winter break.

But Gomes was handed a shock debut against Southampton and thrived. He then followed that up with a good display at Brentford.

Willy Boly could now be fighting for his Wolves career

It’s going to be very interesting to see the level of involvement Boly has for Wolves between now and the end of the season.

He is no longer really seen as a the best defender at the club, as many felt he once was.

The club have done really well without him. And it could be that he is under real pressure to prove his worth.

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There was a report claiming Wolves were going to listen to offers for him last month.

He didn’t end up leaving. But it’s very possible he might be moved on in the summer unless he shows something over these next few months.

The issue is, he needs to be on the pitch to make a case. And he just can’t seem to get there at the moment.