A report by the Athletic has offered an insight into the early weeks of Bruno Lage’s reign at Wolves.

They report that he is a big fan of midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, and that he could be set for a big season.

In 2020/21, Gibbs-White made only four Premier League starts, having spent the first half of the season on loan at Swansea.

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But as Lage tries to implement a more attacking style of play, Gibbs-White could have more of a role to play this season.

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The report also outlines a difference in Lage’s approach, compared to his predecessor Nuno Espirito Santo.

They say that Nuno was a manager who was primarily focused on the first team.


But Lage is apparently keen to bring all departments of the club together. His focus is clearly a lot wider.

Lage has apparently made a good first impression and is popular with the players and staff.

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Time for Gibbs-White to shine

If Wolves are going to make a success of Lage’s new style, they need quality, creativity and unpredictability in those forward areas.

Gibbs-White can provide that and Lage’s approach looks better set up to get the best out of him than Nuno’s.

If he gets a chance when the serious stuff starts, the onus will be on the midfielder to take his opportunity.

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