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Chiquinho is showing there is life after Adama Traore at Wolves

Wolves have today drawn 1-1 with Norwich City in their final Premier League home game of the season.

Wanderers are now six games without a win going into the last game against Liverpool at Anfield next weekend, and put in a real poor performance in the first-half at Molineux.

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Bruno Lage’s side showed a real lack of tempo, urgency and just general lack of quality.

And Teemu Pukki caused real problems for Wolves, and it was the Finland international that opened the scoring for the visitors, latching on to a through ball before finishing at the near post.

The second-half saw Wolves improve, which was thanks mainly down to a change in formation.

Conor Coady went off at half-time, and winger Chiquinho came on with Wolves going to a back four.

The shift in system allowed Wolves to be a bit more creative. Rayan Ait-Nouri would grab the equaliser, heading in Joao Moutinho free-kick’s after Toti Gomes had made a nuisance of himself in the area.

The introduction of Chiquinho, 22, was significant for Wolves.

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Arguably, he should have started today’s game and he can count himself really unlucky to have been on the bench.

After he came on he showed real intent, and put fear into the Norwich defenders.

What is becoming quite clear watching Chiquinho is that his pace is frightening.

And quite possibly, Wanderers may well have their next Adama Traore.

Chiquinho is showing there is life after Adama Traore at Wolves

Chiquinho has been a breath of fresh air since his arrival at the club in January from Estoril.

His plays without fear, and is always looking to be direct.

Stylistically, he is like Traore. He is not quite as quick, but the two can absolutely be compared.

The indications have been that Traore will not sign a contract extension at Molineux.

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That points to the £18 million star (BBC Sport) being sold this summer, and for much less than his true value.

That would be a real shame, but it need not be if Chiquinho continues to get chances and develop.

Potentially, Wolves fans may not end up missing Traore at all thanks to this very exciting young player.