Nelson Semedo was Wolves' best player in February
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Nelson Semedo was Wolves' best player in February

February was a decent month for Wolves – and arguably, Nelson Semedo was the club’s best and most consistent performer.

Julen Lopetegui oversaw four games in the Premier League, and managed to take seven points from a possible 12.

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Looking at the fixtures, many Wolves fans would have taken that points haul before that run of games.

For some though, there is a slight feeling of wasted opportunity.

The defeat to Bournemouth was a real kick in the teeth. And drawing with Fulham was frustrating in that, Wolves did take the lead in that game.

But seven points is not too bad, and those wins over Liverpool and Southampton were fantastic.

One man who really impressed in all four games was Semedo.

The full-back endured a pretty rough first half of the season, having come in without kicking a ball in the summer.

Semedo was all over the shop at times for Wolves in the early parts of the season.

There were real concerns over him, and it was suggested that Wolves may have even moved for a new right-back in January, with Jonny Castro Otto struggling too.

But last month he was solid.

He was a constant outlet for Wanderers, but also proved very difficult to beat.

There wasn’t much he could do about Fulham’s goal by Manor Solomon the other night, as the winger cut in from Semedo’s side. But on the whole, Semedo gave four good performances and he probably just about deserves to be named Player of the Month for February.

Wolves have released the shortlist of candidates for the award. Semedo is up against Jose Sa, Ruben Neves, Pablo Sarabia, Craig Dawson and Mario Lemina.

Nelson Semedo may have been Wolves’ best player in February

It is good to have a scenario where it’s actually really difficult to choose who was Wolves’ best player last month.

The six candidates were all fantastic and worthy of consideration by fans.

Lemina has obviously made a huge difference to Wolves’ midfield. His performance against Liverpool was probably the best of any Wolves player in any game so far this season.

It’s probably between him and Semedo.

Had Lemina not been sent off against Southampton in such ridiculous fashion, then he would have played against Bournemouth and perhaps had a stronger case.

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Through no fault of his own, he hasn’t been as involved as Semedo.

But Semedo would definitely be a worthy winner of the February award.

The full-back has seriously picked things up in recent weeks and does look to be getting back to his very best.