Wolves officials watching yesterday’s Championship play-off final may have been pleased with the outcome of Luton Town beating Coventry City to gain promotion to the Premier League.

The Hatters, led by former Wolves defender and coach Rob Edwards, became the first club to go from non-league to the Premier League, achieving the feat in the space of nine years.

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They went ahead at Wembley yesterday through Jordan Clark.

Coventry hit back in the second-half through Gustavo Hamer after a great breakaway.

The goals came after Luton lost captain Tom Lockyer early on, after he collapsed on the pitch. Lockyer was taken to hospital and was ‘talking and responsive’.

The game ended up going to penalties and there were some high quality spot-kicks.

Coventry’s Fankaty Dabo was the unfortunate man to miss. And the Sky Blues will once again compete in the Championship next season.

And that might be good news for Wolves, as Coventry striker Viktor Gyokeres is a player they want to sign this summer.

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Gyokeres led the line for Coventry at Wembley – and he put in a very good performance, showing brilliant hold-up play.

Wolves were recently reported to be leading the race for Gyokeres. But of course since those claims, it has been suggested that Wolves are dealing with some financial problems at the moment.

It’s been claimed Gyokeres could be valued around the £25 million mark this summer.

Viktor Gyokeres showed he is worthy of Wolves’ interest in Championship play-off

Gyokeres was a real handful for Luton’s defenders yesterday.

He may have ended up on the losing side. But he gave a great account of himself and showed a lot of really good traits.

His run down the left wing before he squared for Hamer to equalise was really good. His penalty in the shootout was also emphatic.

Coventry City v Luton Town: Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final
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Coventry failing to achieve promotion yesterday surely makes Wolves’ task of signing Gyokeres easier.

Had they gone up, they would have had room to demand a much higher fee. And Gyokeres would likely have been more inclined to stay with the club.

Gyokeres could now agitate for a move away and put pressure on Coventry. He has probably just about shown that he is worth a gamble by a Premier League club.

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