Wolverhampton Wanderers go in search of their first Premier League victory on Saturday.

Watford are the opponents at Vicarage Road, and it is a golden chance to finally get off the mark.

The Hornets beat Aston Villa in their first game, but have since lost twice.

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Wolves, of course, have lost all three of their games so far by the same 1-0 scoreline.

Bruno Lage’s side have played well but have nothing to show for their efforts.

Hopefully, this will change on Saturday, and the new manager will be able to call on a key player for the first time.

Willy Boly has not yet featured this season after picking up a hamstring injury in pre-season.

He was back on the bench for the game with Manchester United, so it’s probable he’ll be fit to start against Watford.

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The defence has actually done OK so far this season, but there is no question it is better with Boly forming part of it.

He didn’t have his best season last term, but there were reasons for that.

He could not build momentum due to injuries and he also suffered with the after-effects of Covid-19.

 

On paper, Boly is Wolves’ best defender.

He is aerially dominant, and obviously very physical.

As poor as the team have been in front of goal, Wolves have also missed that authoritative presence at the back.

The Jamie Vardy goal for Leicester might not have happened had Boly been playing. The positioning of Romain Saiss was a little questionable as Ricardo Pereira fired in his cross.

Boly should tighten Wolves up

The Ivory Coast international will surely come back into the starting XI now.

Max Kilman doesn’t deserve to lose his place as he has been near-faultless up to now, and Conor Coady is the captain and plays that middle centre-back role better than anyone.

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Willy Boly (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

So Saiss could be the man to drop out.

The 31-year-old has done fairly well so far, but Lage has got to be ruthless as he seeks to instigate a turnaround.

Bringing Boly back into the fold will surely increase Wolves’ chances of doing that.

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