Wolves defender Ruben Vinagre has returned to England after a holiday in his native Portugal.

According to Portuguese outlet Record, the 22-year-old has to quarantine for two weeks now.

That means he will miss the start of Wolves’ pre-season programme because it starts on Monday.

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Bruno Lage will get to work this week ahead of the return of the players for his first pre-season at Molineux.

Vinagre might not have played much part in pre-season anyway, amid speculation about his future.

That said, it’s always good to have as many bodies as possible in pre-season.

It keeps players fresh and means the whole squad get a chance to learn Lage’s methods right from the off.

 

It would also have given Vinagre a chance to prove himself to his new boss, but he’ll be playing catchup now if he does play any part at all in pre-season.

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Wolves’ only confirmed pre-season fixture so far is a game at Crewe on 17th July.

That schedule should be fleshed out in the coming days as Wolves get confirmation on what the most recent travel restrictions are.

It would make sense for them to organise a domestic training camp given the current climate.

But whatever they do, Vinagre can’t take part in any of it for two weeks now.

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