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Strong second half of 2021/22 is vital for Gibbs-White if he wants regular Wolves midfield role

Morgan Gibbs-White has been enjoying a positive spell at Sheffield United in 2021/22.

The midfielder has made 19 appearances for the Blades, and scored six goals so far and provided four assists.

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He was regularly turning out great performances and drawing plaudits from fans and pundits alike.

He suffered an injury just before Christmas though, meaning he has missed the last four Championship matches. He also missed the FA Cup game against Wolves, but he was always going to miss that particular clash due to the terms of his loan.

Gibbs-White is actually now back in training with Sheffield United and it appears his comeback will be soon.

And when he gets back on the pitch, Gibbs-White will be looking to get back to his pre-injury levels.

It’s a very big few months coming up for him, because Wolves could potentially have a greater need for him in 2022/23.

At the moment, Joao Moutinho stands to leave the club as a free agent.

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One would expect, though, that he will soon sit down with club officials for discussions about that.

Moutinho is in fine form right now, and Bruno Lage loves him.

Ruben Neves is also in fantastic fettle. But most Wolves fans are not foolish; transfer interest in him is likely to be very high this summer. There is every chance he could go if the offer is right.

If it’s Gibbs-White’s intention to play regularly in the Wolves first-team next season, now is the time for him to prove himself.

Gibbs-White might have an eye on regular first-team role at Wolves

He had a fantastic first half of the season. Now, he needs to follow that up by finishing strong.

Lage didn’t actually want Gibbs-White to leave Molineux last summer. It was the player that felt he needed to go.

The manager seemingly rates him quite highly. He called him ‘a main player’ in the summer, and recently said he was very happy with how he was getting on with the Blades.

He should be commended for the boldness of that decision and so far, he has been vindicated.

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The futures of both Neves and Moutinho are a bit uncertain right now. So Gibbs-White, 22, may well have an eye on the situation.

But he needs to finish his loan at Bramall Lane with a flourish if he is to become a first-choice central midfielder back at Molineux.