Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Owen Otasowie can be forgiven for feeling hard done by in terms of his game time of late.

The American made his first-team debut for the club towards the back end of last year, getting the second-half against Chelsea at Molineux at Stamford Bridge.

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He gave a great account of himself that night, and many felt it was a sign of things to come with veteran Joao Moutinho not his usual vintage self.

A start against Burnley would follow, but it was a tricky gig for the 20-year-old having to play as a sort of false nine.

He then got a cameo against Tottenham Hotspur, and his last appearance came against Brighton on January 2.

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The last thing Otasowie did for Wolves, was spurn a golden headed chance from point-black range to steal all three points from the Seagulls.

 

It was a horrible moment for the youngster, who cut a dejected, crumpled figure in the net as the final whistle blew.

Otasowie unlucky not to feature since

Of course, Nuno knows best, but it just seems harsh that Otasowie has had no first-team minutes since that moment.

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He’s probably itching to atone and make a positive impact, but the manager has overlooked him in each of the five Premier League games since – which is odd given how often the midfield has struggled

He wasn’t even given any minutes against Crystal Palace, Chorley or Southampton in the FA Cup, which was really strange.

The player will almost certainly need a loan for 2021/22 if he does not start featuring a bit more regularly between now and the end of the season – especially if it’s looking like a mid-table finish.

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