Pedro Neto’s injury against Fulham in early April has put the Portuguese wideman on the sidelines since.

It cut short his 2020/21 campaign and means he won’t be ready in time for the start of this one.

Wolves manager Bruno Lage offered an update on Neto’s fitness ahead of the opening game of the season against Leicester.

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As per the Express and Star, he said: “I see him every day in the gym.

“What he did last season was very good, it was a good surprise for me. I saw him play and what he did was very good.

 

“Maybe he needs more time, I don’t know exactly how long. He’s not ready for one month, or two I think.”

So Neto won’t be back soon, but perhaps by October or November he can return to help the team.

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Neto’s return will be a huge boost for Lage, whenever it comes. He was electric last season.

Hopefully Lage’s first campaign in charge is going smoothly by that point, and Neto can just kick the side on going into the festive period.

Of course, it’s important not to rush him back and risk further injury and Wolves are clearly being patient with his recovery.

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