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Lopetegui says Connor Ronan will have chance to play some minutes for Wolves

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui has said midfielder Connor Ronan will get a chance to play for the first-team.

The 24-year-old is once again having to be very patient for an opportunity at Molineux.

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The star was handed his Premier League debut by Steve Davis before the World Cup.

He then started the Carabao Cup match against Leeds United.

But since Lopetegui has come in, Ronan has not played a single minute.

The Spaniard has elected to put his faith in Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Matheus Nunes and Joe Hodge.

Boubacar Traore would also be an option, but he is currently out injured.

Lopetegui spoke about Traore after the game with Aston Villa, and suggested that he wanted to dip in the transfer market to provide more cover.

He said that he only had four midfielders available.

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Ronan didn’t make that particular matchday squad, and it felt as though Lopetegui wasn’t going to count on him going forwwards.

But the 56-year-old has now suggested that Ronan is in line for minutes at Molineux.

He said (via Express & Star): “Connor is our player and is working to try and show that he’s able to be here.

“He’s going to have his chance. We have a lot of matches and I am sure he’s going to have minutes.”

A chance for Connor Ronan to prove his worth, as Lopetegui says midfielder will get minutes for Wolves

These are interesting comments from Lopetegui about Ronan.

It would seem that following the injury to Traore, Ronan is now a potential option for the manager.

He has interest in him from clubs in Scotland and the Championship, but it would appear he’ll at least get a chance to show what he can do for Wolves.

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Ronan is a great player, who has been really unfortunate this season.

Hopefully he does get some minutes now under Lopetegui. He has never complained about his situation and deserves the opportunity to play.