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Hwang injury provides huge chance Francisco Trincao to step up for Wolves

Wolves have provided an update on Hwang Hee-chan, after the star recently picked up an injury.

The attacker limped off early on in the game against Brighton.

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Fans have patiently been waiting for news on the South Korean’s condition.

According to the club, Hwang is set to be missing until February.

It is not specified when in February, but hopefully his return comes sooner in the month rather than later.

Hwang hadn’t been in particularly good form in the weeks before his injury.

He made an explosive start after arriving from RB Leipzig.

But he did tail off, with his last goal for Wolves coming against Leeds United on October 23.

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He’s still be a big miss though, but his absence does potentially present a window of opportunity for Francisco Trincao.

Like Hwang, Trincao is on a season-long loan at Molineux.

But unlike the injured star, Trincao has struggled hit the ground running since his move to England.

We have seen glimpses of his talent, and his certainly has nice feet.

But he has definitely lacked that ruthlessness in front of goal, and sometimes picks the wrong option in the final third.

With Hwang set for a spell on the sidelines, this is a chance to prove his worth.

Francisco Trincao must now seize the opportunities that come his way at Wolves, after Hwang injury blow

He’s had plenty of minutes so far. Clearly Bruno Lage likes him. And so does Pedro Neto, who said he was ‘a very good player’ upon joining. He also hailed him as someone with ‘good vision’.

But arguably he hasn’t yet justified himself as a starter.

Hwang being unavailable means Daniel Podence and Adama Traore are now his only competition.

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It is a hectic period, so he will definitely get chances as Lage rotates.

He’s had time to settle in now, and Wolves fans want him to prove himself.

He has been the target for criticism over the past couple of months, but hopefully he’ll see 2022 as a chance for a fresh start.