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3 Wolves players Lage should use more after the international break

Wolves have had a difficult start to the 2022/23 season.

Bruno Lage has overseen just two victories so far – one in the Premier League and one in the Carabao Cup.

Wolves are languishing down in 17th place in the league table, and have found the going tough playing largely without a striker this term.

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A 3-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday will have given the manager much to think about over the international break.

Surely given the rough start, there is potential for some changes to be made moving forwards.

Here are three Wolves players that Lage should be looking to use more after the international break.

Boubacar Traore

Traore came on as a substitute for Wolves against City at the weekend, and did give a fairly good account of himself in the short time he was on the pitch.

The midfielder on loan from Metz showed confidence when he got the ball, and looks as if he can provide a bit of athleticism in the engine room.

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Joao Moutinho has been struggling a little in recent weeks.

Perhaps it could be time for Lage to turn to his newest midfielder – he and Matheus Nunes could be an excellent duo in front of Ruben Neves.

Adama Traore

Traore was unavailable against Manchester City, but hopefully he’ll be good to play again after the international break.

The Spaniard is yet to start in the Premier League in 2022/23, but he reminded everyone what he is capable of with his stunning goal against Preston North End in the Carabao Cup.

Traore is into the final year of his contract now.

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By many accounts, the man is very professional and is keen to make an impression during his final year with the club.

Lage should be looking to hand him more starts moving forwards. Especially with Pedro Neto in the form that he is.

Toti Gomes

With Nathan Collins suspended for three games, Lage will be forced to hand Maximilian Kilman a new partner.

And that man ought to be Toti, who really impressed across his five appearances last season.

The 23-year-old deserves a chance to play, and has proven himself capable at Premier League level, unlike Yerson Mosquera.

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The manager might be tempted by Mosquera. But the next two games against West Ham United and Chelsea will be difficult and perhaps require someone with a bit more experience.

Granted Toti doesn’t have much, but he feels like the man for the job.