Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Fulham on Friday – and the game has become a little more significant following Monday night’s result.

Wolves were beaten 3-2 at Molineux by West Ham United, and sit nine points above their next opponents in the Premier League table.

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Scott Parker’s side have made some improvements since the turn of the year, especially defensively, and are giving themselves a fighting chance of surviving relegation.

Monday night’s defeat to West Ham has now left some Wolves fans feeling a little nervous about Friday’s clash.

Defensively Wolves were a shambles at times – and Nuno Espirito Santo surely has to make some changes against the Cottagers.

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One man he should be looking to bring into the mix is Max Kilman, who has not featured in any of the last six Premier League games.

His last start came against Leicester City on February 7.


With Willy Boly to miss Friday’s game due to his positive Covid-19 test, Kilman has got to make a comeback at Craven Cottage.

Kilman no-show could prompt Wolves exit

If Kilman is overlooked again, following such a terrible defensive performance against West Ham, then he would probably be within his rights to try and seek an exit from the club this summer.

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In a lot of fans’ eyes, Kilman has actually been Wolves’ most consistent defender this season.

He’s generally been quite solid when called upon, and many have been unable to understand why he hasn’t been a more regular pick.

If he doesn’t start against Fulham, with Wolves clearly needing to shore up at the back, then he probably couldn’t be blamed for agitating for a move.

He only signed a new deal last year, but Kilman – who turns 24 next month – will surely want to be playing regular football at this stage of his career.

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