Another game, another fantastic outing for Max Kilman.
The central defender was once again in fine fettle for Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend, this time against Leeds United.
It was a disappointing end result for Wolves, and the collective performance was not great.
But Kilman put in another solid performance at the back.
According to The Other 14, the 24-year-old made the joint-most combined blocks and clearances of any non-Big Six player at the weekend (12, the same as Leicester City’s Jonny Evans).
In their description of Kilman’s display, the Birmingham Mail said: “Defended really well once more on the right side of Wolves’ back three and it was testament to the work of Kilman and Semedo that Jack Harrison didn’t re-emerge for the second half.
“Is there a better left-footed English centre-back in the Premier League at the moment? On current form, surely not.”
His appearance against Leeds was Kilman’s 11th appearance of the campaign. So far, he hasn’t missed a single minute under Bruno Lage.
It really has been a fantastic start for the Englishman, and to think he actually might have left in the summer…
Wolves will be so glad they didn’t sell/loan
Without a shadow of a doubt, Kilman’s form is one of the biggest positives of Wolves’ season so far.
It is fantastic to see him flourishing at the top level, after he never quite had the full trust of Nuno Espirito Santo.
There was some talk about him moving on in the summer.
It was reported that Sheffield United and a string of other Championship sides were interested.
Kilman had supposedly wanted to leave on loan the summer before, but was persuaded to stick around by Scott Sellars. So there was a reasonable chance he could have departed a few months ago.
The thought of Kilman playing in the Championship is laughable now – and Wolves will be so relieved they ultimately didn’t entertain any interest.