Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Max Kilman is not getting “carried away” with his start to the season and is focused on retaining his place in Bruno Lage’s side.
The 24-year-old has been ever present in the Premier League this season under his new manager, and is playing on the right-hand side of a back three alongside club captain Conor Coady and Romain Saiss.
His performances saw him win the club’s Castore Player of the Month for August.
With Coady, Saiss and Willy Boly all on international duty with their respected nations, Kilman is putting in the hard yards at Crompton Park to ensure he’s in the starting eleven for the trip to Aston Villa.
Kilman told the club’s official website: “I’ve been working hard and staying focused. I’m trying to keep working hard, improving and getting better and hoping to stay in the team to do my best for everyone.
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“Of course, I’m pleased [with a run in the squad], but I need to keep my head down and not get carried away with it.
“I need to keep working hard and always keep improving.”
Not thinking about England
With a World Cup on the horizon, players would be forgiven for thinking about earning a call up into their national sides.
But Kilman isn’t thinking about joining Coady in Gareth Southgate’s England side, he’s focused on Wolves and believes that if he stays consistent a call-up could well come in the future.
Kilman added: “I’m not really thinking about it [England], to be honest. I just want to perform well week in, week out for Wolves.
“If things like that come in the future, then they come in the future. I’m not worried about it now.
“I’m just making sure I keep my head down and do my best for Wolves.”
After making 18 appearances in the Premier League last season, Kilman is on track to have his best season in a Wolves shirt.