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Sellars says Perry will train with first team in pre-season after signing new contract

Wolves have confirmed that midfielder Taylor Perry has signed a new contract.

Perry, 19, has penned a two year extension, with the option for a further year at Molineux.

As the new deal was confirmed, Technical Director Scott Sellars confirmed Perry would train with the first team during pre-season.

Wolves will be missing some of their established stars for the first part of Bruno Lage’s maiden pre-season at Molineux, handing Perry an opportunity to impress.

“It’s great to see local lads progress and we’re pleased Taylor is doing that,” he said. “He’s now got an opportunity to train with the first-team – we’ll let the manager see him and then we’ll make a decision on his next step.

“There are a lot of players away at the Euros, so for the first couple of weeks he’s going to have an opportunity to train and play, so hopefully he can show the manager what he can do.

“At the end of that period we’ll have a chat with the manager, see who he wants in his squad, and it may be that Taylor stays or it may be that he goes out on loan.”

“Adding goals is something we spoke about a lot, what could separate him from other midfield players. He’s always had the quality and scored goals from a young age.”

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Window of opportunity for Perry

Getting the chance to join first team training is what every youngster in the academy dreams of.

A new manager means a clean slate for everyone and Perry now has the chance to impress Bruno Lage.

That’s the upside of missing some top players because they need a break after Euro 2020.

It can give youngsters a chance to impress. Lage promoted youth at Benfica and would likely look to do the same at Wolves.