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Connor Ronan must start for Wolves against Leeds

Wolves are in Carabao Cup action on Wednesday against Leeds United.

The competition finally returns, after the last round of games took place back in August.

Wanderers take on Leeds at Molineux, and are seeking to get revenge on the Whites, who have already beaten Wolves in the Premier League this season.

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They ran out 2-1 victors on the opening day of the season.

It was a disappointing result, and Wolves really ought to have taken a point.

It’s going to be a tough game, with Leeds coming in off the back of two really good results in the Premier League.

They beat Liverpool at Anfield recently, and on Saturday they came from 3-1 down to beat Bournemouth 4-3.

By contrast, it’s just one win in eight for Wolves.

It’s likely there will be changes to the starting XI, with Steve Davis needing to keep people fresh.

But he is still likely to go fairly strong, as Bruno Lage did against Preston North End in the previous round.

But one man who really ought to be starting on Wednesday is Connor Ronan, who finally made his Premier League debut on Saturday.

The 24-year-old got a few minutes at the end in the 3-2 defeat to Brighton.

There wasn’t really any time for him to show anything, although he did nicely skip around one Brighton player to retain possession.

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Ronan has been quite unfortunate this season.

Opportunities have been extremely scarce for him, with both Boubacar Traore and Joe Hodge ahead of him in the pecking order.

And then obviously there are the three senior players in Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Matheus Nunes.

Davis should be giving Ronan his first start of the season against Leeds.

Connor Ronan deserves a chance to start for Wolves against Leeds

He has really had to bide his time so far this season.

But this does feel like a good game for Ronan to come in for his first start.

He wasn’t on the pitch for very long against Brighton but he did show some good composure.

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He recently scored a cracking goal for the U21s against Leicester City, and dominated proceedings according to the club’s official match report.

Ronan has creative qualities to offer, and he deserves a chance to start.