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Steve Bull comments on Nelson Semedo's injury absence for Wolves

Molineux legend Steve Bull has insisted Nelson Semedo will be a big miss for Wolves.

The wing-back is on the sidelines, having picked up a suspected hamstring injury against Arsenal on Thursday.

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The Portugal international hobbled off on the hour mark.

For yesterday’s game, the 28-year-old was unavailable for selection, with Ki-Jana Hoever brought in to replace him.

Wolves fans are now awaiting an update on Semedo’s condition.

Him being out for a prolonged period would be a big blow for Wolves.

Semedo has really elevated his game this season under Bruno Lage, having had a bit of a slow start to life at Molineux under Nuno Espirito Santo.

He’s been a superb outlet on that right-hand side.

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Wolves’ all-time top scorer Bull believes him being out is a huge blow.

He wrote in his Express & Star column yesterday: “It was a big blow to see Nelson Semedo come off injured on Thursday night. This time of the season is when you need everyone fit and we are thin on the ground anyway.

“We’ve just got Jonny and Neto back and finally have a fully fit squad, and then we lose Semedo – sometimes that is just the way football is.

“He’ll be missed because he’s been frightening down that wing this season and has got to grips with Bruno’s system.”

Wolves certainly did miss Semedo yesterday against West Ham United, with Hoever struggling on his ninth appearance of the season.

The signs were there yesterday that Wolves will miss Semedo

Semedo’s absence yesterday really was felt.

Wolves’ wing-backs have been in fine fettle of late. With both Semedo and Ait-Nouri not starting yesterday, it felt as though Wolves were much worse off offensively.

Semedo is brilliant at driving forwards and reaching the byline.

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Hoever found life difficult yesterday, and he didn’t venture forwards all that much for Wanderers.

Having wing-backs high and wide is essential if a team playing five-at-the-back wants to create good quality chances and score goals.

Otherwise, it becomes very difficult to breach the opponent.