Wolves midfielder Taylor Perry signed a new contract with the club earlier this month.
He has also been handed an opportunity to train with the first team and started the first friendly of pre-season.
Perry played 45 minutes of that 1-0 loss at Crewe on Saturday, before being replaced as one of eight half-time changes.
He has spoken to the club’s official website about signing that new deal, as well as what it’s like working under Bruno Lage.
“It’s one of the best feelings because I’ve been at the club since I was seven, so to sign a new long-term contract is obviously a great feeling,” he said.
“The hard work’s just started really, I’ve just got to carry on doing what I’m doing, stay focused and keep pushing, and hopefully this season can be big.
“He’s a good manager,” he said of Lage. “He has his new ways, new tactics, and everyone’s buying into that. It’s a new strategy for us and we’ve got to bond together as a team.
“We try to do that on the pitch and in training. Training’s been very good, a high intensity, and we have to try take that into the games and keep doing that throughout pre-season.”
Wolves could do with midfield reinforcement this summer but while they wait, Perry has an opportunity to impress.
Senior midfielders like Ruben Neves haven’t been back for pre-season yet, which hands the academy graduate a head start.
The next step for him after that new deal is to crack on and establish himself as a first team option.
His performance on Saturday was promising, and he needs to keep on improving to impress Lage further.
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