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Luke Cundle should be Lage's first port of call for Wolves in case of bad news on Ruben Neves

Wolves slipped to defeat in their latest Premier League game against Leeds United on Friday.

Wanderers were 2-0 up in the game thanks to goals from Jonny and Francisco Trincao.

But Raul Jimenez’s sending off in the second-half helped the visitors to not only get back into the game, but go on and win it late.

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There was some really poor defending on show after the Mexican’s dismissal, and it was just a really big opportunity missed.

The defeat was difficult to take, and it was also worrying to see Ruben Neves go off injured in the first-half.

The maestro sustained a knee injury and required treatment for several minutes.

He tried to play on, but he was taken off minutes later for Trincao.

Supporters are now awaiting an update on Neves and hoping the damage done isn’t too severe.

It would be nothing short of a disaster if the star was ruled out for weeks. He has been simply sensational this season for Wolves.

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Hopefully he won’t be out of the picture for too long, but if he is set to miss some games, then Bruno Lage should think about turning to Luke Cundle.

The 19-year-old made his first ever Premier League start in last month’s win over Tottenham Hotspur.

He replaced the injured Joao Moutinho and put in a really assure performance, recording a pass accuracy of 96%. He also played in Jimenez for a great chance to score.

Cundle hasn’t featured at all since that game – but maybe this could be his chance.

Luke Cundle deserves a chance for Wolves if Neves is to be sidelined

Neves going off against Leeds was a worry. Hopefully the damage he has sustained isn’t too bad and the issue won’t prevent him from missing many/any games.

If he is going to be out, it would be great to see Cundle be the first port of call for Lage.

Leander Dendoncker has again struggled for consistency this season.

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So maybe it is time to freshen things up.

Cundle – described as having ‘an outstanding football brain’ and ‘intelligent’ by U23s boss James Collins – got the chance to dip his toe in last month and will be raring to get another chance for the first-team.

His composed display against Spurs showed he can be a genuine option, and it would be fantastic to see him in there with Moutinho.