Wolves loan duo Matija Sarkic and Ki-Jana Hoever helped Stoke City to get a clean sheet against Hull City at the weekend.
The Potters drew 0-0 with the Tigers at the Bet365 Stadium to earn a point.
It was a game of few shots on target, with Stoke having two and the visitors having three.
It was a disappointing performance by Stoke from an attacking perspective.
But the clean sheet will have pleased manager Alex Neil, with the Potters having kept just two in nine before this clash with Hull.
And Sarkic made a couple of important interventions according to The Stoke Sentinel.
The 25-year-old was making his home debut for the club, and he gave a good account of himself between the sticks.
The Stoke Sentinel gave him a rating of 7/10 for his display, and said: “Tipped an Estupinan long ranger around the post and dealt with a Tufan free-kick hit at his front post. Excellent touch when rushing out in second half.”
There was also a first start for Hoever, who is looking for a strong second half of the season after his struggles at PSV Eindhoven.
Wolves pulled Hoever out of the Dutch club because he couldn’t force his way into the starting XI.
He was given a 6/10 for his display, with the Stoke Sentinel saying: “Got into some good positions in the first half but crossing couldn’t make it count. Some poor defensive decisions, like trying to dribble clear out of his own box.”
A positive afternoon for Wolves duo Sarkic and Hoever as loan duo help Stoke to clean sheet
It is good to hear Sarkic made his mark on his home debut.
Hoever getting 75 minutes is also positive. For him it’s about playing as often as possible now, after he struggled for minutes at PSV.
Seemingly he did OK against Hull, and hopefully his form will pick up the most he features for the Potters.
This is a big chance for Hoever.
Back at Wolves, Jonny Castro Otto has had a difficult season.
So potentially, Wolves might be looking for a long-term replacement and someone who can really push Nelson Semedo.