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Scott Sellars reacts as Luke Cundle signs new contract with Wolves

Luke Cundle has officially signed a new four-year contract with Wolves.

The midfielder has been rewarded by the club for his excellent progress in recent times.

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Cundle recently made his first Premier League start against Tottenham Hotspur, replacing the injured Joao Moutinho in Bruno Lage’s midfield.

He put in a fine display full of courage, and came away with an impressive pass accuracy of 96%.

Prior to that, Cundle had made four appearances for the first-team. His actual first-team debut came back in 2019 in a Carabao Cup third round clash with Reading.

This season, Cundle has been a regular with the first-team squad on matchdays.

He had worked with the squad in training beforehand, but this term under Lage he has been virtually ever-present on the bench.

It has been great to see. His constant inclusion sends an inspiring message to those trying to make an impression in the academy.

Speaking about Cundle’s new deal, the club’s technical director Scott Sellars said: “It’s fantastic for Luke, being rewarded with a new contract, and for the club to retain a very talented young player.

“Luke, coming in as a young boy, and progressing to become a Premier League player, is a fantastic story for the Academy. It shows the pathway for others.

“In all the time Luke’s been with us, he’s always had football intelligence and enthusiasm. He just loves football, and as he’s got stronger, his skills have kicked in.”

Brilliant news for Wolves as Luke Cundle pens new long-term contract

This is great news for noth Wolves and Cundle.

Without any doubt, he is one of the most talented young players currently on the books at Molineux. He might just be the best.

And Lage has certainly been struck by him, turning to him for that game against Spurs last month.

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It would be nice to see him perhaps have some more involvement between now and the end of the season.

Maybe if Wolves eventually reach a point where European football is no longer a possibility, then Lage could think about utilising him more and furthering his development.

That said, he looked great in that game with Spurs. So perhaps he should just get more chances regardless of where Wolves are sitting in the table.