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Wolves lose, but Nelson Semedo made successful return to action against Burnley

Wolves may have lost to Burnley yesterday – but the return of Nelson Semedo was a big positive for Bruno Lage.

Wanderers missed a huge opportunity against the Clarets, with Manchester United and West Ham United both losing at the weekend.

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Matej Vydra scored the goal for the hosts, and Wolves were then unable to break Burnley down.

It was a deeply frustrating result, especially given how Wolves’ rivals slipped up.

But despite the loss, Wolves remain in the hunt for the Europa League or Europa Conference League.

There weren’t too many positives from yesterday’s game, but Semedo had a good game at right wing-back.

The 24-cap Portugal international was back in the starting XI for the first time since he picked up his injury against Arsenal in February.

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His return saw Bruno Lage shift Jonny Castro Otto to the left.

He may not have featured for weeks, but Semedo looked really sharp in Lancashire which was great to see.

The star was a big part of Lage’s game plan, and had to provide the width in order for Raul Jimenez to tuck inside a bit.

He was quite influential for Wolves, especially in the first-half.

He faded a little after the goal. But overall it was a successful return to the side for a player who had been shining before his hamstring injury.

Nelson Semedo return is a big boost for Wolves, after solid Burnley showing

He might have been forgiven for showing signs of ring rust. But Semedo was lively against Burnley.

He was a great outlet and was heavily involved, having 92 touches in the match (Sofascore), which was second only to Joao Moutinho (103).

Wolves probably haven’t missed Semedo as much as they should have due to the brilliant form of Jonny.

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But yesterday was a reminder of what a key player he has become for Wolves.

He is extremely well suited to the role of wing-back, and him being back in the picture and already being up to speed is great news.