Former Wolves midfielder David Edwards has lavished praise on Bruno Lage.

Lage made the big call to put Raul Jimenez on the bench for the trip to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Then, he brought Fabio Silva on ahead of the Mexican talisman as Wolves roared back from 2-0 down to win 3-2.

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In his Express and Star column, Edwards praised Lage and said the victory was a real boost for what he is trying to do.

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“I feared for Wolves with the break, because they were in decent form,” he wrote.

“Raul Jimenez coming back late from Mexico, late enough for Lage not to start him or have him as first substitute, it felt like one of those days.

“But you have to give Lage full credit, the way he plans his tactics, what he has up his sleeves, even after it was Fabio Silva coming on first before Raul – I know people weren’t quite sure about that!

 

“It’s really cemented what the head coach is doing. Lage went absolutely gung-ho for that win and it’s something all football fans want to see. You don’t want them sitting, content with a point, you want to go for it!”

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Lage does deserve credit and it is now three league wins in a row for Wolves.

He has come through a tricky period of fixtures to start the season and Wolves have shown grit to get three one-goal wins.

The next step is for Wolves to match the performances of the early weeks of the campaign with the results they have been getting recently.

The Villa win should offer so much belief to the players and the fans in what Lage is trying to do at Molineux.

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