Wolverhampton Wanderers are now five games unbeaten in the Premier League, and things are slowly getting back on track.

Nuno Espirito Santo has shelved the four-at-the-back system for the time being, it seems, and the team seem to have gotten their identity back.

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There is still a lot of room for improvement, but the team deserve credit for grinding out some positive results without the likes of Raul Jimenez, Willy Boly and Daniel Podence.

One reason for Wolves picking up points in recent weeks has been the return of Jonny Castro Otto.

The Spaniard spent six months on the sidelines after suffering an ACL injury, and finally returned to action against Leicester City at the start of February.

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Since then he’s made five appearances, four of which have come in the Premier League.

 

Anyone could be forgiven for showing signs of rust and lethargy after recovering from an ACL injury, but Jonny has been hugely impressive in the last month and has not looked off the pace in the slightest.

He’s gradually getting more and more minutes under his belt, and Wolves are clearly a better side for him being on the field.

Jonny return huge for Wolves

The importance of Jonny’s integration back into the Wolves starting XI cannot be overstated.

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The £15 million man (BBC Sport) really is a huge influence in Nuno’s system and had been badly missed.

He consistently delivers 7/10 performances at least, and strikes the absolute perfect balance of attacking and defending at left wing-back.

He encourages a much better balance for the team, with Nelson Semedo having greater license to bomb forwards on the opposite side, and it is no surprise to see Wolves right up there in the final form table for February.

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