Wolves manager Bruno Lage has a reputation for bringing through young players and has regularly had the club’s prospects in training with the first team.

With 2022 almost upon us, here is a look at three youngsters on the books at Molineux who could be in for a big 12 months…

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Luke Cundle

Cundle is arguably the hottest talent in the Wolves youth setup right now and he has been praised numerous times this season.

Under 23 boss James Collins has called him ‘outstanding’ and ‘magnificent’ so far this term and he has been in the first team squad for Premier League games.

Cundle has also caught Lage’s eye, and given Wolves’ lack of central midfield options, he could be in line for a senior debut before long.

The teenager can play in a variety of different midfield roles but has an eye for goal and is reliable in possession.

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Chem Campbell

Winger Campbell operates in an area of the pitch where Wolves have plenty of competition for places so he may need to be patient.

But he has all the tools to make it to the first team – pace, skill and end-product – and is working on his discipline and tactical work.

He is arguably the next most talented one coming through behind Cundle, and perhaps a loan deal could help him develop in the first part of the year before he challenges for a spot in pre-season 2022.

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Louie Moulden

It is not beyond the realms of possibility that John Ruddy leaves Molineux in the summer in search of increased first team football.

If that happens, Lage will need a new second choice goalkeeper and that could hand Moulden opportunities to impress in the cups or if there is an injury to Jose Sa.

Moulden, like Cundle, has been on the bench in Premier League games, and Collins has described him as ‘excellent’.

For youngsters, it is all about making the jump to regularly join the first team squad and that chance could come Moulden’s way sooner than anyone else in the youth ranks right now.

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