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Theo Corbeanu aiming to earn spot in Wolves first-team

Winger Theo Corbeanu last night said it’s his aim to earn a spot in Wolves’ first-team squad.

The youngster is looking to impress out in Alicante, and the star got some minutes in last night’s 4-0 victory over Deportivo Alaves.

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Corbeanu came on for Wolves with around 20 minutes to go against the Spanish outfit at Estadio Olimpic Camilo Cano.

He had some lively moments, and will be seeking to catch Bruno Lage’s eye more over the coming days.

The Canada international has his eye on breaking into the first-team squad.

He said in an interview after last night’s game: “The goal is to earn a spot here, be in and around the group. That’s going to be my goal going forwards.”

Last season, Corbeanu started out on loan at Sheffield Wednesday.

But Wolves decided to pull him out once it became apparent their system wasn’t suiting him.

He spent he second half of the campaign at MK Dons, where he made 17 appearances.

Following last night’s game with Alaves, Wolves have now now completed their next pre-season game.

The club took on Levante in an ill-tempered match, with Corbeanu having been handed a start by Lage.

A chance for Corbeanu to make an impression following Chiquinho injury

This is potentially a really big opportunity for Corbeanu to catch Lage’s attention.

The injury to Chiquinho potentially opens up a place. And there could be an even greater chance for Corbeanu if Adama Traore is sold.

The 20-year-old is a talent and Wolves have high hopes for him.

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Nuno Espirito Santo handed him his Premier League debut towards the end of the 2020/21 season, before suggesting he needed to toughen up a bit.

His stint in League One last season will have helped with that.

Hopefully now Corbeanu can use the minutes he’ll get to shine as Lage watches on.

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