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Wolves star Jonny has told Lage he can 'do the five positions' as a defender

Bruno Lage has stated defender Jonny Castro Otto has told him he is able to play in any position across the back five for Wolves.

The Wolves boss stated yesterday in his press conference that the Spaniard was on the verge of returning to match action.

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Jonny has not yet featured in 2021/21, having been recovering from a serious knee injury he sustained last April.

The former Atletico Madrid man suffered the injury – his second knee ligament injury since arriving at the club – in a training session.

The 27-year-old has been hard at work on his rehab over the last few months. And it looks as though Wolves fans will finally get to welcome back the popular star this month.

Since being sidelined, the left wing-back position has been in relatively safe hands.

Certainly this season, Rayan Ait-Nouri and Fernando Marcal have had a really good battle.

It is possible that Jonny could struggle to get back in. But the player has apparently told the manager he’s capable of playing anywhere in the defence.

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Lage said of the wing-back by trade (Express & Star): “Yesterday when I was talking with him he said he can do the five positions as a defender, so that is the best thing as a manager to see.”

Jonny is naturally right-footed. Wolves fans know him to be capable of playing at right wing-back if needed.

But him ever turning out as part of the back three would certainly be a surprise.

Jonny has a tough job getting Wolves starting berth back, as he makes position claim

It is fantastic news that Jonny is back for Wolves.

But as far as him getting back into the team is concerned, it is going to be difficult for the star.

Ait-Nouri has emerged as a huge talent, and Marcal has also enjoyed a good second season at Molineux.

Nelson Semedo is thriving in the right, and Ki-Jana Hoever represents good cover.

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It is very interesting that he has apparently informed Lage of his ability to play as one of the back three.

£15 million signing (BBC Sport) Jonny is known for being a very dependable player. One would like to think he would have no issue operating more centrally.

But again, Romain Saiss, Conor Coady and Max Kilman have all been fantastic. So, it’s difficult to see him playing there.