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Luke Cundle's latest U23s goal suggests he's ready to play more first-team minutes for Wolves

Wolves youngster Luke Cundle was on target for the club’s U23s on Friday against Southampton.

The teenager played a full 90 minutes against the Saints, helping the team to a 4-2 victory.

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That was James Collins’ side’s sixth straight win, and it has taken them up to second in the table.

Dexter Lembikisa, Taylor Perry, Lee Harkin all netted for Wanderers, with Cundle ensuring the points with his goal right at the end.

Cundle’s goal was just beautifully taken.

He exchanged passes with Perry and also linked up with Chem Campbell on the left wing, before making his way inside the box.

He received the ball back from Perry, and Cundle then showed tremendous composure to jink past two defenders and the goalkeeper to score.

It would have been very easy for him to snatch at a shot as the opportunity presented itself.

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But Cundle looked to pretty much guarantee himself the goal with his tidy footwork.

That goal capped off a fine display from Cundle, who has surely shown that he is ready to build on his first start for the first-team against Tottenham Hotspur.

Cundle was a surprise starter against Spurs last month, replacing the injured Joao Moutinho in a three-man midfield.

He did really well that day, barely wasting a pass and also almost grabbing an assist when he set up Raul Jimenez for a chance.

With Ruben Neves set to be out until May, Lage can surely put his trust in the 19-year-old.

Luke Cundle showing he’s ready for more Premier League minutes

Cundle tends to flourish in most games when he plays for the U23s now.

He is clearly starting to outgrow that level, and hopefully he’s now in line to play a bit more for Bruno Lage.

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It’s something Scott Sellars would like to see. And no doubt something many fans would also like to see.

The Neves injury surely opens the door for him.

It would be a great to see him featuring at length, rather than mere cameo appearances at the end of games.