Wolves got their pre-season programme under way at the start of this week.

Some of the players who have been away at Euro 2020 such as Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho have been granted an extended break.

Conor Coady is of course still there with England and will be dreaming of glory on Sunday.

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Willy Boly was clearly granted a few days extra rest but he is back in the building now.

Wolves’ official Instagram account confirmed his return on Friday.

He can now kick on and start work under Bruno Lage and his staff. Wolves’ first game of pre-season is next Saturday against Crewe.

Boly will expect to be involved after a full week of preparation leading up to the game against the League 1 side.

 

Lage is getting on with his first training sessions without a host of senior players so the return of Boly will be welcome.

For any new manager, it’s important that the senior players get onside with what you’re trying to do as soon as possible.

That’ll be the case even more given these players have had success with Nuno Espirito Santo’s methods.

A strong defence will be the backbone of Lage’s plans, and he might deploy a back four on a more regular basis than Nuno.

That would change the demands on Boly but he can get to grips with the new man’s ideas now he’s back and focused on the new season.

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