Many of Wolves’ young players had an opportunity to impress during pre-season.
While some of Bruno Lage’s senior stars were recovering after Euro 2020, players were taken from the academy.
The likes of Taylor Perry were not just making up the numbers. For them, it was a chance to show the new manager what they can do.
As per the Express and Star, Perry said that he wants to remain at Molineux this season, rather than going out on loan.
“Of course, it’s the main objective. That’s the plan. If it doesn’t work out, then it doesn’t work out, but the main objective is to play for the Wolves first team,” he said.
“I signed a new contract this year and I’m pushing on now. Staying focused and working hard. We’ll see what comes of it.
“Obviously I’d like to stay here at Wolves and fight for my place in the first team, that’s every young boy’s dream. That’s what I’m trying to do.
“Keep working hard, prove myself that I’m good enough to play in this first team and we’ll see what happens. Hopefully it could be a big season for me.”
Wolves look a little bit short in central midfield – Perry’s position – going into the new season.
The Athletic report that Owen Otasowie is expected to leave and as yet, there have been no new recruits in that area of the pitch this summer.
Could that hand Perry an opportunity? It just depends whether Lage thinks his development is better served with a loan move.
There are benefits to both approaches. Perry would get more chances to play elsewhere, but learning under Lage and around top class players could be even more valuable.
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