Wolves got their pre-season in Alicante off to a perfect start with a 4-0 win over Deportivo Alaves.

Bruno Lage’s side put in a very good display at the Estadio Olimpic Camilo Cano.

It took the team a little while to find their rhythm, as was perhaps to be expected.

Alaves v Wolverhampton Wanderers: Pre-Season Friendly
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But Wolves soon settled and simply had too much quality for their opponents.

Wolves dominated the ball, and looked fairly comfortable playing in a 4-3-3 formation, which is something many fans have been itching to see.

The change in system allowed for more attacking players to be on the pitch.

And one man who looked quite at home in the system was Morgan Gibbs-White, who is back with the first-team after his fantastic loan spell at Sheffield United.

He started wide on the right, but often found himself taking up central positions.

Gibbs-White oozed confidence and linked up really with Raul Jimenez and Pedro Neto, and also Jonny Castro Otto behind him.

Alaves v Wolverhampton Wanderers: Pre-Season Friendly
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The 22-year-old laid on an assist for Neto to score Wolves’ second of the evening.

Of course at the moment, Gibbs-White’s future is somewhat up in the air.

Wolves are reportedly hopeful of keeping him and using him in the 2022/23 season. But he has attracted a fair bit of attention following the season he just had.

Everton are keen, as are Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Crystal Palace.

Wanderers value Gibbs-White at around £30 million, although the club don’t really want to sell.

Gibbs-White shows Wolves they need to be keeping him with lively display against Deportivo Alaves

Gibbs-White’s performance last night was one of the biggest positives for Wolves.

You could tell he is a different player to the one that left the club last year.

He was full of confidence, and showed off his ability to carry the ball into space.

Alaves v Wolverhampton Wanderers: Pre-Season Friendly
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He could not really have made a better start, and it will be fascinating to watch him in the next few games to see if he can follow this first performance up.

Gibbs-White has some really impressive qualities. He’s now back at Wolves as a more mature player, and potentially, he could become a key player for Lage if he gets a show of faith from the manager.

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