Some Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have expressed their desire to see Owen Otasowie start against Manchester City tonight.
The young midfielder has not had any minutes since the club’s first game of 2021 against Brighton.
The USA international missed a golden chance right at the death against the Seagulls, and his lack of minutes since has been a little hard to fathom for some.
That he did not get any chances in the FA Cup was strange, especially given the fact he made the bench for each game.
Nuno has been very insistent on using Joao Moutinho over the past few months.
Despite his advancing years, the Portugal international had played the bulk of the games for Wolves this term and some have been perplexed by this given his form.
Otasowie showed real promise on his debut against Chelsea in December, but hasn’t kicked on as many thought he would.
But he hasn’t exactly been given many chances since, and has made four appearances in total for the first-team, equating to just 114 minutes of time on the pitch.
Nuno recently stated that Otasowie ‘is an option for us’, so more minutes could await the 20-year-old.
Manchester City may be tonight’s opponents, but some Wolves fans still hope to see the New York City-born dynamo in from the start:
Drop Moutinho and give Otasowie another go. More attacking than Moutinho and he’s box to box🐺🐺🐺
— Ian Turner (@IanJugsy74) March 1, 2021
I’d normally agree, but we are objectively in a bad moment of form. Moutinho has been poor for months other than the Arsenal goal. we are getting relegated and aren’t getting Europe in the league. Does giving Otasowie a chance really do that much harm?
— Charlie (@WolvesCharlie) February 28, 2021
I think he changed the game aghast Chelsea this season when the wolves beat them. The team is crying out for a midfielder with pace and power. Neves and Otasowie in midfield a few times this season would be nice since we’re probably finishing 10-12th this year
— PortugueseTennesseanWolvesFan (@mike93654619) February 28, 2021
My team Vs Man City
Going to be a lot of defending and our only hope will be a fast counter
Rest Jonny and Moutinho
Get Saiss and Otasowie in to bolster midfield and four fast attackers (Ait-Nouri, Semedo, Neto and Adama)
Revert to previous for the Villa game pic.twitter.com/uWM2Ob8iEp
— (\/)¢₩○/f 🐺 (1 OF THE 9000) (@LeeMcWolf) February 28, 2021
No. Start him against man city
— Reiss_acepoppers (@HarperReiss) February 28, 2021
Absolutely must start against City (logically giving 34 year-old Joao a rest) and should he perform well, needs to start the next one too.
We’re all but safe and not gonna make Europe. So I’d start him every game hereon in and allow him cement the spot for himself.
— Tony Wilde 🐺 (@TonyWilde99) February 28, 2021
Id rather us play Otasowie up front against city than Jose
— Ash (@Ashbe_87) February 27, 2021