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Wolves youngster Hugo Bueno deserves to keep starting berth against Leicester

Tuesday brought about a surprise full debut for Hugo Bueno for Wolves.

The full-back had got minutes for the first-team for the first time last weekend against Nottingham Forest.

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Rayan Ait-Nouri was struggling with illness ahead of the game with Crystal Palace.

And so, Steve Davis and James Collins decided to put their faith in the Spaniard at Selhurst Park, leaving Jonny Castro Otto on the bench.

It was a very bold selection by the two interim coaches.

Palace are a physical side and could really have given Bueno a tough time.

But Davis and Collins know what the 20-year-old is all about having worked with him closely at youth level.

They trusted him to do a job, and he did not let them down.

In fact, he and Adama Traore were probably the two best Wolves performers on the night.

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Bueno was a constant outlet for the visitors. And his cross for his fellow Spaniard on the goal was brilliantly executed.

There’s only a few days now until Wolves play again, with Leicester the opponents at Molineux on Sunday.

It remains to be seen whether there will be a new manager in place for the game. At the moment, all the talk is about Michael Beale, and whether Wolves will make a successful swoop for the QPR manager.

But regardless of who is prowling the touchline this weekend, Bueno deserves to be in that starting XI once again.

Hugo Bueno should be starting against Leicester after superb display against Palace

Bueno has done nothing to warrant being dropped for Sunday’s game.

His performance on Tuesday night was full of energy and heart, and he also provided a genuine threat down that left channel. He certainly impressed Davis, who branded him ‘excellent’ post-match (via Wolves official).

Good performances need to be acknowledged and rewarded.

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If the interim coaches are thinking about bringing Jonny back into the side, then it should be a case of whether he replaces Nelson Semedo on the right or not.

Because Bueno deserves to keep his place.