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Taylor Perry heaps praise on Wolves star Joao Moutinho

Taylor Perry is the latest player at Wolves to participate in the ongoing ‘One to Eleven’ series on the club’s official website.

The youngster has answered a number of questions to provide a bit of insight into his life on and off the pitch.

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Perry is one of the club’s most exciting prospects.

He has just been rewarded with a new two-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months.

He finished 2021/22 with seven goals to his name from midfield.

Hopefully Perry can continue on his current trajectory and perhaps someday he will be in the first-team regularly, after making his debut 2019.

When asked whose style he tries to emulate, there was no doubt in Perry’s mind: “I play the Joao Moutinho role, so it’s great to learn off him. I watch what he does in training and games and try to bring that into my own game.

“His experience has really helped me when I work with him in training. I also came on in the Europa League for him and that was a very proud moment.”

“He is the player I look up to the most. I enjoy seeing how much of a leader he is around the squad, and how he conducts himself on and off the pitch. There’s no better player at the club to look up to for any of the young boys coming through the Academy in my position.”

Moutinho the perfect role model

Moutinho has had a fantastic career, and his time at Wolves has largely been brilliant.

He did dip a bit last term, but that was the case for most of the players in what was a difficult season.

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The £5 million man (BBC Sport) is an amazing role model, even for the youngsters who aren’t midfielders.

His ability to still play at the level he does at his age is no doubt inspiring to many of the academy players.