Wolverhampton Wanderers’ victory over Fulham should have ended all fears of getting dragged into a relegation battle.
There are now 12 points between the two teams in the Premier League table, and realistically Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are not going to drop into the Championship from here.
It is therefore a time for Nuno to start doing different things with his team, and using players he has not given too many minutes to.
The likes of Owen Otasowie, Morgan Gibbs-White and Vitinha will all fancy their chances of playing more often.
But the manager should also be looking to perhaps get some youth players involved.
Today, the U23s ran riot against Newcastle United in PL2 Division 2.
Austin Samuels (2), Theo Corbeanu and Owen Hesketh got the goals in a 4-0 win to cap off a great weekend for the club, following victories for the first-team, the U18s and the women’s team.
One man that did really catch the eye was Christian Marques – who is a player that has actually made the first-team bench on a few occasions this season.
A player I hope we’ll see in the first team in the next year or two. Very talented lad.
— Phil Bradley (@wolvesbradders) April 12, 2021
He’s yet to make his debut, but more performances like the one today may have brought the occasion a little closer.
The club’s match report details how he and Nigel Lonwijk were ‘dominant in defence’ at Aggborough.
Marques should get chance
With Wolves having little to play for now, it really should be in Nuno’s thinking to give some of the youngsters a go.
The defence has often struggled this season and so Marques is surely worth a go.
There are some ‘nice’ fixtures coming up for Wolves, and hopefully Nuno is feeling open to experimentation.