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March Player of the Month at Wolves could be a close call between two players

Wolves had a bit of and up and down March.

The club started with one of the worst performances and results of the season, losing 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace.

After some stinging criticism from Bruno Lage for Ki-Jana Hoever, there was then a good response from the team in the next two games.

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Wanderers beat Watford 4-0 and Everton 1-0 to get things back on track.

Wolves were all set for a great finish to March when they were 2-0 up at half-time against Leeds United.

But a decision to send off Raul Jimenez, followed by some uncharacteristically poor defending, saw Wolves slip to a 3-2 defeat.

That was hugely frustrating, and could now make European football a tricky ambition to realise.

So, a mixed bag, and Wolves fans are now being asked to cast their votes for the latest Player of the Month award.

The nominees this time around are Conor Coady, Jonny, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Daniel Podence.

All five did well across the four games, but realistically, it should be a close call between two of them.

Jonny Castro Otto has really started to find his feet again for Wolves after his first few outings after his return from injury.

He played with such confidence against Watford and Everton, and of course, he scored on his 100th appearance for the club against Leeds.

The Spaniard is definitely in with a shout and it would be fantastic to see him win.

But he could face strong competition from Ruben Neves, who was breathtaking at times last month.

Neves’ performance in the win over Everton was absolutely world-class. He completely ran that game, and provided the assist for Coady’s winner.

And in the game before against Watford, his majestic Eric Cantona-esque goal capped off another fine display.

Neves likely to win, but Jonny would deserve it

Neves is probably likely to take the award for March.

He really did dazzle in those victories over Watford and Everton, and both his goal and his assist were world-class.

Obviously he had to go off early against Leeds. But it’s likely he’ll still secure a lot of votes from supporters.

But hopefully Jonny gets a lot too in recognition of his contributions.

He took his time to get used to the Premier League again when he came back in February.

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And he’s still doing that, but his past few performances have been really good.

He appears to have enjoyed playing on that right side in Nelson Semedo’s absence, bombing up and down just like the Portugal international.

Given the level Semedo had shown prior to his injury, it makes Jonny’s efforts all the more impressive. Because there hasn’t really been too much of a drop off in quality.

Jonny would certainly deserve it if Wolves fans voted that way.