Bruno Lage is in at Wolverhampton Wanderers, and that potentially means a fresh start for some.

A number of players in the Wolves squad, for one reason or another, struggling to hit the ground running last season.

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Barring Pedro Neto and Ruben Neves, there weren’t really any standouts.

Some probably wished they had more chances to prove themselves.

Here are three players who might be looking forward to life under Lage:

Morgan Gibbs-White

Gibbs-White was recalled early from his loan spell at Swansea City in January, and for a while after that, the decision looked slightly puzzling.

Nuno hardly used him. But he did start getting some chances towards the end of the season.

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And actually, Gibbs-White was one of the team’s better performances in the final few weeks.

He’s a player that might be hoping for more chances under Lage – he definitely reminded a few people of his promise in those last games of 20/21.

Owen Otasowie

USA international Otasowie was a very strange case last season.


His debut against Chelsea got a lot of people talking, but Nuno continually overlooked him in favour of more experienced players.

There was every chance he could have improved the team – he certainly could have offered something different.

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Lage coming in could be what he needs to truly break through at Molineux.

That’s something that would delight a lot of supporters.

Daniel Podence

Podence started 2020/21 so promisingly, but it was ultimately a disappointing campaign from the winger.

He was not helped by injuries, and he actually underwent surgery recently on an adductor issue that he had been keeping in check with conservative training methods.

On his day, Podence is an amazing player that defenders can have serious trouble getting near.

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He’s someone that might be hoping for a fresh start under Lage, as it hasn’t quite happened for him at Molineux yet since his arrival in January 2020.

Interestingly, journalist Nuno Travassos mentioned Podence as someone Lage might relish working with.

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