Wolves coaches apparently think Morgan Gibbs-White is the best academy player they’ve produced in 20 years.

The Athletic say they’ve been told by Old Gold academy coaches that they haven’t produced a better talent than the midfielder for two decades.

Gibbs-White has been thrust into the spotlight once again after his late winner against Brighton yesterday.

The report mentions that Gibbs-White hasn’t had much luck this season.

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He was doing okay at Swansea – who have since qualified for the Championship play-offs on loan.

 

Then injuries at Wolves brought him back but he hasn’t had as many chances as he’d like.

It seems there isn’t a natural role for him if Nuno Espirito Santo uses a three-man backline.

But as the Wolves boss searches for more energy and attacking invention – moving to a four-man defence – greater opportunities should open up.

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There’s no reason not to play him in the closing matches of the season, with precious little on the line.

That’s as much to see if he can settle on a role in the side as much as anything else.

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