Wolves name their Player of the Month contenders for October... and Hugo Bueno deserves it
Brentford FC v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
Photo by Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images

Wolves name their Player of the Month contenders for October... and Hugo Bueno deserves it

Wolves have revealed their shortlist for the club’s Player of the Month award for October.

It was yet another poor month for the club, with only one victory recorded from the six games played.

Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images

The month started with a 2-0 defeat to West Ham United, a result that saw Bruno Lage lose his job as head coach at Molineux.

And Wolves have struggled to kick on from the club’s decision, losing to Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Leicester City.

Wanderers did pick up an important win over Nottingham Forest.

But that was to be the only three points they’d pick up in October, finishing with a draw against Brentford on Saturday.

Fans are very concerned at the moment at the state of play.

Club officials still haven’t named a permanent successor to Lage, with Steve Davis supposedly staying in interim charge until 2023.

He has done his best, but it’s clear Wanderers need someone with more experience to come in.

Despite a tough October for Davis, a few players have turned up for him.

Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images

The nominees for the October Player of the Month are Ruben Neves, Adama Traore, Daniel Podence and Hugo Bueno.

Realistically, it should be young Spaniard Bueno who takes home the latest award.

The 20-year-old made his debut in the 1-0 win over Forest, coming on in the latter stages.

He was then given his full debut against Palace, against whom he made a brilliant assist for Traore to head in at the back post.

Bueno then got starts against Leicester and Brentford, and his level has been very impressive for such a young and inexperienced player.

Hugo Bueno deserves to be Wolves’ Player of the Month for October

It’s very possible fans will vote for Neves for the third time running. The captain has enjoyed another superb month on a personal level.

Traore has also had some solid outings recently, and has reminded everyone why he should be starting every game.

But only two goals were scored in October, and it doesn’t really feel like the award should go to an attacking player.

Bueno deserves to win the award.

He has come into a struggling team, and has done a fantastic job at left-back.

Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Bueno has played with confidence and taken responsibility. The same cannot be said for a lot of other players in the squad. You can tell he is absolutely relishing the show of faith from Davis and James Collins.

His attacking play has been particularly good, and Wanderers fans are rightly getting quite excited about the youngster’s potential.

He’s already a firm favourite, with fans chanting for him during games. It is difficult to look past him for the October award for the way he has applied himself in difficult circumstances.