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Jonny shines again despite Wolves' defeat to Burnley

Positives were few and far between for Wolves yesterday in the defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor.

Wanderers passed up a golden chance to take a big step towards European football next season, losing 1-0 in Lancashire.

Matej Vydra grabbed the only goal of the game, with Wolves again struggling in the final third.

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West Ham United lost to Chelsea, and Manchester United had lost to Arsenal the day before, so it really was a bad day at the office for Wolves.

Fans have been expressing their frustration after the performance and result, but there has been one player coming in for a little bit of praise – and rightly so.

Jonny Castro Otto continued his own good form, despite the 1-0 loss.

The Spaniard was starting his seventh consecutive game in the Premier League. Although this time, he was playing as a left wing-back, with Nelson Semedo coming back in on the right.

The Portugal international had been in the bench the past two games after recovering from a hamstring injury.

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Despite switching sides, Jonny still put in a very solid performance.

Arguably, he was Wolves’ best player during the disappointing collective performance.

He almost scored his third goal in four games with a curling effort in the first-half. And his defensive work was generally very good.

Burnley’s goal did come from his side of the pitch. But it wasn’t really his fault; someone had to press Dwight McNeil, and Wout Weghorst should have been tracked better by Conor Coady.

Jonny is well and truly back for Wolves

It was a very disappointing result for Wolves, but at least Jonny continued his great form.

And it was good to see him doing well in a different role to what he’s been used to in previous works.

Playing on the left is, of course, nothing new for Jonny.

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But he’s played on the right for the past couple of months and really settled into that particular position.

It was good that he was able to switch sides and his level didn’t really dip.