Wolves are now halfway through their pre-season schedule.

It’s been an invaluable period for new manager Bruno Lage, who is just about coming to the end of his first month of official work.

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So far the team have lost to Crewe Alexandra, beaten Real Betis and lost to Las Palmas.

Wolves also confirmed yesterday that they had beaten Al Shabab 2-1, in a game that had not originally been on their schedule.

Lage has been able to get a pretty good look at a number of players, barring Conor Coady, Adama Traore, Ruben Neves and Leander Dendoncker, who were the latest back after their Euro 2020 exploits.

But one man who hasn’t really seen much action so far, is Owen Otasowie.

The midfielder didn’t kick on as many expected or hoped he would last season after making his first-team debut against Chelsea in December.

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In the end, he only made six appearances for a total of 185 minutes.

For whatever reason, Nuno Espirito Santo was reluctant to given him any kind of run in the side.


News of Nuno’s departure and Lage’s incoming might have been music to the American’s ears.

But so far in pre-season, Otasowie has seen just 14 minutes of game time across the three official games (via Birmingham Mail).

Crunch time for Otasowie

Wolves have games coming up against Stoke City, Coventry City and Celta Vigo.

It will be very interesting to see how much Otasowie features, if at all.

Up to now, Lage has turned to the likes of Luke Cundle, Taylor Perry and Morgan Gibbs-White in central midfield, ahead of the 20-year-old.

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Earlier in the summer Otasowie was linked with Nice, Wolfsburg and Anderlecht.

One wonders if any of those sides will be watching on from afar, ready to offer him a potential exit route.

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