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Steve Davis says Hugo Bueno has done 'exceptionally well' for Wolves

Steve Davis has heaped more praise on Wolves defender Hugo Bueno for the way he has emerged at Molineux.

Bueno made his first-team debut for the club in October.

He came on for the final stages against Nottingham Forest, which was a very proud moment for the youngster.

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But then, a first start immediately followed at Crystal Palace to the surprise of many. It transpired that Rayan Ait-Nouri was unavailable through illness.

With Jonny Castro Otto in poor form, Bueno got the nod from interim manager Davis.

Davis knows Bueno very well from the academy, and felt he was ready to make his mark.

And Bueno did not let him down, providing an assist for Adama Traore and putting in a very assured display at left-back.

Since then, Bueno has started every league game for Wanderers, and looks to be the breakout star of the season for the club.

Speaking about the 20-year-old, Davis lavished praise on the Spaniard.

he said (via Express & Star): “He did exceptionally well in the games he has been involved in.

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“Like any young player he needed an opportunity and if someone is there to give them that, and let them prove whether they’re good enough or not, you need that stage to do it.

“Sometimes young players go by the wayside because they don’t get that chance.

“You never know, he might play, not be very good and you have to bring him off and put your arm around him.

“He will have some dips, but he could be one hell of a player. He has all the credentials to be a top player.”

Bueno was so good in October that he won the club’s Player of the Month award. He was then also handed a new contract.

Wolves starlet Hugo Bueno is cause for huge excitement, as Davis tips youngster for the top

The potential is clear to see with Bueno.

He’s come in and played without fear, and looks to be very good in most aspects of his game already.

He is a great outlet, and has an attacking nature. His ability to deliver the ball into the box is a trait that could really help Wolves going forwards. He’s direct, and a bit more assured in his decision-making than Ait-Nouri.

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His defending is also not too bad one for so young and experienced.

It’s the way in which Bueno plays though that is really great to see.

He’s fearless and plays with nothing but heart. You can tell he’s been relishing the opportunity handed to him, and his modesty and work ethic will carry him far.