Wolves’ pre-season begins on Saturday and it will be an opportunity for the likes of Raul Jimenez and Willy Boly to start as they mean to go on.

There are also 12 young players training with the first team who will all be looking to make an impression on Bruno Lage.

With some senior players missing for the start of pre-season, there’s also a chance for some others to impress. Here is a look at three players who have the ability to spring a surprise and leave a mark this summer…

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John Ruddy

Yes, Wolves have brought in Jose Sa and the Portuguese stopper will expect to be first choice.

But he’s in quarantine and won’t meet up with the squad until the trip to Marbella for the training camp.

Meanwhile, Ruddy has been in pre-season training since day one and will expect to play against Crewe tomorrow.

He’s an experienced goalkeeper and will expect that the gap between himself and Sa isn’t as wide or pronounced as it was when Rui Patricio at at Molineux.

Sa might just need a bit of time to get used to English football and that could allow Ruddy pre-season opportunities to impress.

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Morgan Gibbs-White

Wolves’ midfield options look light as it is. With the delayed returns from Euro 2020, they look even barer.


That means Gibbs-White should be able to find a summer slot in midfield.

Lage is apparently also keen to play a more attacking style which might just suit his strengths.

A strong pre-season could put him in contention for Premier League selection.

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Fabio Silva

All the focus is on how Raul Jimenez is going to be upon his return to fitness.

But Silva will have a pre-season behind him and now knows what English football is all about.

He could be another to benefit if Lage plays a more expansive style and Jimenez’s return should ease the pressure on him.

Some goals in pre-season would get his confidence soaring.

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