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Toti Gomes wants more opportunities at Wolves after over two months without a first-team appearance

Wolves defender Toti Gomes is eager to play for the first-team again, having not featured for the past couple of months.

The 23-year-old was handed his Premier League debut by Bruno Lage back in January against Southampton.

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Romain Saiss had headed to AFCON with Morocco, and Gomes was the surprise name in the backline.

Many had anticipated either Leander Dendoncker or Fernando Marcal would fill the void.

But Gomes got a chance, and did really well.

He then featured in the next Premier League game against Brentford, and in the FA Cup defeat to Norwich City.

That loss to the Canaries on February 5 was his last appearance in old gold, with Lage now tending to turn to Willy Boly if he needs to rotate.

It remains to be seen if Gomes will be seen again for the first-team this season, but the player is certainly ready to answer the call to arms.

He said (Express & Star): “I’m still waiting again for my opportunity.

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“I will always keep working hard and this is just the beginning. I don’t want to stay here, I want more.

“My confidence is really good now but I have to keep working hard.

“It’s just the beginning and I don’t want to stay just here, I want more and more.

“There’s still some games until the end of the season. I am happy always. I want to keep growing up and learn with them.”

Bruno Lage should hand Toti Gomes more chances

It would be good to see Gomes get more opportunities before the season ends.

He really did a great job covering for those few games when Saiss was away.

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Obviously now, Boly is back in the picture for Wolves so chances might be hard to come by for the former Grasshoppers loan star.

Gomes has been featuring for the U23s, so his match sharpness should be fairly high.

Perhaps if Wolves find themselves in a position with little to play for next month then Lage should start Gomes on that left side again.