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Steve Davis lavishes praise on Hugo Bueno after full debut for Wolves vs Crystal Palace

Steve Davis has lauded Hugo Bueno after the youngster put in a brilliant performance on his full debut for Wolves against Crystal Palace.

Bueno was the surprise inclusion in the starting XI, with Rayan Ait-Nouri unavailable through illness.

The Spaniard got the nod over his fellow countryman Jonny Castro Otto, who was named on the bench for a Premier League game for the first time this season.

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All eyes were on the youngster to see how he’d get on against a very physical and talented Palace side.

To Wolves’ fans delight, Bueno put in a really positive display at Selhurst Park.

The 20-year-old played with confidence, and sought to get forward as often as he could in order to be an outlet for the team.

His adventurous nature paid dividends when he found himself in acres of space during a Wolves break.

He collected a ball from Ruben Neves, before curling in a terrific cross to the back post for Adama Traore to head home.

Throughout the game he continued to get forward to try and cause Palace problems.

He was also very sound defensively.

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He might have done slightly better to prevent the cross from Michael Olise to Ebere Eze for the Palace equaliser.

But overall, Bueno should be very proud of his display.

And interim coach Davis heaped praise on the youngster after the game.

He said (via Wolves official): “I thought he was excellent, didn’t let anyone down. He felt we trusted him, we know him, as a character we know what he’s capable of, and he’s ready. He was ready for that moment and I thought he took it really well. I thought he was excellent.”

Hugo Bueno was one of Wolves’ best players last night

It was fantastic to see Bueno getting a proper chance for the first-team. And he absolutely vindicated his selection.

It was a brilliant performance from the youngster, who never looked out of place.

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Bueno has been impressing with the U23s for a while now. He has fully deserved stepping up into the first-team.

Hopefully he can keeping working hard and put himself into contention for more minutes going forwards.

Potentially, his availability will mean Jonny may become more of a right-sided option.