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Wolves set to turn to Matija Sarkic in 2022/23

Wolves are set to put their faith in Matija Sarkic to be Jose Sa’s back-up in 2022/23.

According to a report from The Athletic, the club are ready to hand the 24-year-old a chance at Molineux.

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John Ruddy is departing the club, despite Bruno Lage wanting to keep him.

He has not been given an extension, and is bringing his stint at the club to an end and he now needs replacing.

And apparently Wolves believes Sarkic has earned the right to challenge Sa, play in cup games and be on standby in the event of any injury.

Sarkic enjoyed a fantastic spell with Birmingham City last season.

He really shone for the Blues, but sadly saw his spell cut short in January when he dislocated his shoulder.

That injury ended Sarkic’s season, meaning he made 23 appearances for the club. He kept 10 clean sheets.

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Recently, there have been claims that Birmingham would like to re-sign Sarkic.

He’s highly regarded there, and supporters actually voted him as their Player of the Season, despite him missing half the campaign.

And Sarkic has also opened the door to a return, stating there is ‘unfinished business’.

Matija Sarkic deserves a chance, but it’s whether he wants to stay

It would be good to see Sarkic get a chance in the Wolves first-team squad.

He really performed for Birmingham last season before his unfortunate injury.

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But it remains to be seen if the Montenegro international will want to stick around.

He wants to play regularly, and Sa is obviously well established now as the number one at Molineux after a tremendous first season.