Nuno Espirito Santo has delivered some concerning remarks about central defender Willy Boly.

The manager has confirmed that the Ivory Coast international is suffering from the after-effects of Covid-19.

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The star tested positive last month, and missed games against West Ham United and Fulham.

He returned to the starting XI against Sheffield United and Burnley, and his performance against the Clarets was notably poor.

But it makes complete sense now given what Nuno has had to say.

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Boly is ‘not in a good moment’ according to the manager, and has lacked energy and had a fast heart rate (via Sky Sports).

It will be interesting to see what happens with this situation now.


Wolves have just four games left to play in 2020/21, and it would perhaps make sense just to allow Boly some time to get himself sorted.

Maybe it will finally be time to get Max Kilman back into the starting XI.

Time for Kilman surely

With the threat of relegation no more and amid Boly’s struggles, it is surely time for Kilman to get a recall.

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Nuno saw what the kids are capable of against West Bromwich Albion and should feel encouraged to play the 23-year-old.

If he refrains and continues using the likes of Romain Saiss and even Leander Dendoncker, then Kilman could not be blamed for looking to get away from Molineux this summer.

Having been the most consistent defender this season, there’s no reason for him to be overlooked.

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