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Ruben Neves back in Wolves training after missing Southampton win with Covid

Ruben Neves has returned to Wolves training, after missing last weekend’s win over Southampton with Covid-19.

The midfielder could not play against the Saints having tested positive in the build up to the game at Molineux.

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Some fans expressed their concern when the team news filtered through at 2pm.

Neves is such a big player for Wolves, and is having a fine season under Bruno Lage.

The 24-year-old has responded really well to the new manager’s arrival, and Wolves play much better when he’s on the pitch.

So his absence on Saturday was a bit of a worry. One or two felt it might have been transfer-related, with Manchester United reportedly keen on the player.

But Lage said Neves had tested positive, and so Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker lined up in the midfield.

There was some talk of Dendoncker moving into the defence. But Lage threw a curve ball and handed Toti Gomes a Premier League debut instead.

Thankfully, Neves is seemingly all good after his positive test.

The Wolves Instagram account yesterday uploaded an image of Neves back in training.

The player added that to his own Story, saying ‘I’m back’.

Big boost for Wolves ahead of Brentford clash as Ruben Neves returns to training

It is great to see Neves back in training and preparing for this weekend’s clash with Brentford.

He and Moutinho have worked fantastically well together in midfield this season.

The duo were superb against Manchester United recently, and Lage will be highly likely to pair them up again this weekend if both are fully fit.

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One of Wolves’ worst performances of the season came in the reverse fixture against Brentford in September.

Wolves have come a long way since that 2-0 defeat, and revenge will hopefully be on the cards on Saturday.

Having Neves back undoubtedly enhances’ Wolves chances of beating the Bees.