Hugo Bueno is already looking like a seasoned first-teamer for Wolves
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Hugo Bueno is already looking like a seasoned first-teamer for Wolves

There hasn’t been much to shout home about with Wolves this season – but the emergence of Hugo Bueno is most definitely a major positive.

The youngster came into the team a few weeks ago, coming on for his debut against Nottingham Forest.

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He was then handed a surprise start against Crystal Palace, with Rayan Ait-Nouri unavailable through illness.

He starred against the Eagles, helping himself to a brilliant assist for Adama Traore at Selhurst Park.

Bueno rightfully kept his place against Leicester City, where he was one of a couple of players who did OK in what was a terrible day at the office for the team.

Bueno then started once again for Wolves on Saturday against Brentford.

And the young Spaniard’s good form continued, and it is safe to say he has now made the left- back position his own.

Against the Bees, Bueno played with confidence. He is clearly relishing having Davis and James Collins – two people who know him very well – believing in him.

The pair know his qualities having worked with him in the youth ranks, and it is brilliant that they have given him a chance.

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It is questionable whether he would have gotten the same level of trust from Bruno Lage.

At the moment, it is Bueno’s attack-minded nature that is really standing out.

He wants to bomb forward at every possible opportunity, and his footwork and ability to beat a man is impressive. The way he surged past Bryan Mbuemo in the second-half to earn the Frenchman a yellow card was just superb.

His defending isn’t too bad either, and it will only improve the more first-team minutes he gets.

Hugo Bueno looks like he’s played for Wolves’ first-team for ages

Perhaps the impressive thing about Bueno above all else is his confidence.

He has come into a struggling side and played without any fear. There has been no timidness from the 20-year-old, who is clearly relishing the show of faith he has had.

He doesn’t look out of place whatsoever. In fact, he has given the impression he’s been playing at Premier League level for Wolves for some time.

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He has started very well, but there will likely be some tough moments and reality checks to come.

But Bueno looks to be a serious player. He had been outstanding at U21 level, but senior football is a massive step up, so the fact Bueno’s transition has been so seamless is really encouraging.