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Sasa Kalajdzic must really wish he could play with Wolves' newest star Hugo Bueno

Wolves have been struggling in the Premier League this season, but Hugo Bueno’s emergence at left-back has been a real positive recently.

The talented Spaniard has made the step up into the first-team, having impressed for a while at U21 level.

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Bueno had made matchday squads under Bruno Lage. But he had Rayan Ait-Nouri and Jonny Castro Otto ahead of him.

Following the sacking of Lage though, Bueno has been given a chance to shine.

Steve Davis sent him on for his debut against Nottingham Forest, and he has now started the last three Premier League games for Wolves.

One of the best parts of Bueno’s game is his crossing ability.

His assist for Adama Traore against Forest was superb.

And in the last few games, Bueno has shown a real desire to get forward and swing the ball into the box. On Saturday he put a fine ball in for Diego Costa in the second-half.

Watching Bueno, it is clear that he is going to create chances from crossing opportunities.

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And there is probably one man who is really wishing he could take advantage of Bueno’s services right now.

Sasa Kalajdzic unfortunately only lasted the first-half of his debut against Southampton.

The striker suffered an ACL injury, for which he required surgery and is now expected to be out for the majority of the season.

The 6ft 7in star, who cost the club an initial £15 million, would have potentially relished getting on the end of Bueno’s crosses.

Bueno-Kalajdzic combination would have potentially deadly for Wolves

Kalajdzic does have more to his game than just being good in the air.

But ultimately he is as tall as he is, and there’s every chance he would have thrived playing in the same team as Bueno. At the moment, the youngster is showing himself to be the best deliverer of the ball in to the box. He has even taken some corners already, which shows the faith everyone has in him.

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Who knows if Wolves fans will ever get to see this particularly combination.

But theoretically, it’s something that could really work well.