Wolves have enjoyed a perfect January and that has been reflected in the nominations for the Premier League Player and Manager of the Month award.

Joao Moutinho has been nominated for the former award.

He will battle it out with Jarrod Bowen, David de Gea, Kevin de Bruyne, Jack Harrison and James Ward-Prowse to win the award, which is voted for by fans.

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Bruno Lage is up for the latter, where he will be against Pep Guardiola, Dean Smith and Jurgen Klopp.

To see Wolves’ men mixing it up there with some of the very biggest names in the Premier League underlines how good the month has been.

Nobody could begrudge them these nominations and they are a deserved reward for such a good month which has seen them come down the outside in the race for European football.

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As expected, Wolves fans on Twitter had plenty to say about the nominations at the end of an exciting and successful month.

It would be recognition of the job Lage has done if he won out over arguably the best two managers in the world with far greater resources and bigger squads.

And Moutinho is still doing the business even as a veteran midfielder, chipping in with vital goals against Manchester United and Brentford.

Here is how the news went down, with some supporters fearing the supposed curse of the Manager of the Month, where the recipient’s magic touch seems to wear off thereafter…

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