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Joao Moutinho believes Max Kilman will become 'a great, great player' for Wolves

Wolves midfield maestro Joao Moutinho has insisted Max Kilman will become ‘a great, great player’ for the club.

The central defender has become a key man for Wanderers, and has played in all but one game so far this term.

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Kilman started the season in the team as a result of injuries to Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera.

Barring the odd few games, he has been magnificent at the back along with Conor Coady and Romain Saiss.

He stands a very good chance of winning Wolves’ Player of the Season, although Jose Sa may have something to say about that.

Today, Gareth Southgate named his latest England squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast.

Sadly, there was no place for Kilman this time. An inclusion would have been richly deserved. But it seems his form may have dipped at the wrong time.

Southgate said today that Kilman is very much on his radar, so hopefully his time will soon come.

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Kilman’s quality is in no doubt in the eyes of Moutinho, though.

He said of the 24-year-old (Wolves official): “Max has improved a lot. I remember when he came and he’s improving every single day and it’s good for him and for us too. Because he’s played very well and done a great job this season.

“I think he can improve more. He knows that, he works for that, and he’s going to be a great, great player, better than he already is.”

Max Kilman has huge potential and could become a club great

As Moutinho says, Kilman really could go on to become a top player for Wolves.

He is a bit of a late bloomer, but he does give the impression of somebody who still has plenty of growing to do.

It’s exciting to think about the level he can reach.

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He is already looking like a fantastic centre-half who deploys both steel and style in equal measure.

You certainly know you’re on the right track when Moutinho is praising your work ethic and making predictions about you.