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Connor Ronan can be pleased with first minutes for Wolves in Alicante

Wolves took on Levante this morning in their second game of their pre-season trip to Alicante.

The club were looking to step up their preparations after a thumping 4-0 win over Deportivo Alaves last night.

It was a much changed starting XI from Bruno Lage, as was to be expected.

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A lot of the big-hitters were left on the bench after their exertions the night before.

Morgan Gibbs-White was named captain of the side, ahead of the likes of Leander Dendoncker and Daniel Podence.

Starting in midfield was Republic or Ireland international Connor Ronan, who is back with the squad and looking to make an impression.

The star spent last season on loan at St Mirren and enjoyed a brilliant campaign., which culminated in him winning Player of the Season.

It has been reported that Ronan has already caught the eye of some of the first-team members and coaching staff.

This morning, he got his first minutes out in Spain – and it was a confident showing from the star in what turned out to be a difficult game to play in.

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Levante were very physical and sometimes went overboard.

But Ronan went about his business in midfield with class, rarely wasting possession.

He was operating in the deep-lying playmaker role that Ruben Neves tends to play – and he did spray some lovely long balls not too dissimilar to what Wolves fans are used to seeing from the Portuguese maestro.

And in the second-half, it was his whipped corner that found Toti Gomes to score with a bullet header.

All in all, it was a positive display from a man under close observation from the manager.

Connor Ronan can be pleased with first outing in Alicante against Levante

This was a really decent showing from Ronan in a very feisty game.

Levante’s players were snapping at their Wolves counterparts, making it difficult to build rhythm in the game.

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But when Ronan did get on the ball he used it well, seeking to hit the wing-backs and play into pockets of space.

This is a big moment for him.

Wolves are short of midfield options right now, but he can mark himself out as one if he continues to impress.