Wolves have just two games remaining this season, and it’s a chance for Julen Lopetegui to take a look at some players who haven’t had that many minutes.
Wanderers face Everton this Saturday, with the Toffees looking to pull away from the relegation zone.
They are desperate for a win as they currently sit just one point above the drop zone.
Wolves are safe, but Lopetegui will want to finish the season strongly.
The performance against Manchester United was pretty poor, and the manager will expect much better when his team play at home this weekend.
And one man he should be thinking of starting against Everton is Nathan Collins.
The Republic of Ireland international hasn’t started a Premier League game now since Manchester City on January 22.
The £20 million star had to warm the bench a lot due to the arrival of Craig Dawson, who has been exceptional for Wanderers.
With safety secured, it feels like Collins should be getting a chance to start again.
Ultimately, he is the future of the Wolves defence.
It’s been a fairly indifferent first season from him. But there is clearly massive potential with Collins – who was reportedly on Manchester United’s radar last summer – and Lopetegui needs to see him from the start again in a Premier League game.
Nathan Collins should replace Max Kilman for Wolves for the final two games
It would be really good to see Collins return to Wolves’ backline alongside Dawson.
We have seen the positive effect Dawson has generally had on Kilman, and it would be good to see Collins playing with the 33-year-old.
Kilman didn’t have the best of games against United, and probably couldn’t complain about dropping to the bench.
He has been ever-present for Wolves in the Premier League so far, playing 90 minutes in all 36 games.
But there’s no real need for Kilman to play these final two games over Collins, who needs the minutes and the opportunity to impress the manager.
That said, Lopetegui may well consider restoring the previous pairing of Kilman and Collins, since they are the future.