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Nathan Collins return is a major boost for Wolves

Wolves recorded a huge win over Nottingham Forest at the weekend – and Nathan Collins is officially now available for selection again.

Wanderers simply had to take three points against the struggling Reds.

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And they did so courtesy of a Ruben Neves penalty, and a penalty save at the other end from Jose Sa.

It was by no means a great performance from Wolves.

But the home side dominated possession and made enough chances to warrant a win.

It was all about the result on Saturday. And while there is no head coach in place at Molineux, that’s all that will continue to matter.

And there will now be an improved chance of getting good results with Collins available again for Wolves.

He served the last game of his ban against Forest following his straight red card against Manchester City, and can now be brought back into the team.

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Toti Gomes has deputised in the last two games.

He was relatively solid against Chelsea despite the 3-0 loss in the end.

But against Forest on Saturday it was a quite a mixed bag for the 23-year-old. While his defending was decent, there were a couple of dicey moments, including when he completely sliced a clearance over his own goal.

His distribution was also a little sloppy.

Nathan Collins return is welcome news for Wolves, and Maximilian Kilman

Yes, it was a clean sheet for Wolves on Saturday.

But Toti and Maximilian Kilman, 25, were not convincing at Molineux.

Kilman’s level has just dipped slightly since the Republic of Ireland international came out of the team, which indicates how comfortable he has become playing alongside the £20 million summer signing from Burnley. The pair really did forge a fantastic partnership together in the opening weeks of the season.

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Collins has made a really good start to his Molineux career.

And his absence has been felt while he’s been serving his suspension.

Toti has done a job. But he probably hasn’t done enough to retain his place in the starting XI. He needed a couple of really high-quality performances, really.