Date: 2nd May 2019 at 9:50am
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Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed that goalkeeper Will Norris is in line to make his first senior appearance of the season in their final two games of the campaign.

The 6’3″ shot stopper (source: Transfermarkt) has been third choice behind Rui Patricio and John Ruddy at Molineux this season, appearing on the bench for their FA Cup games and one Premier League match.

However, the 25-year-old has not been able to add to the seven first team outings he has for the club to date, but Nuno admitted he is in line to appear in one of their final games if the circumstances are right.

The manager told the Express and Star: “A big, big hand. Will is with us all the games, and the way he’s been is fantastic.  There are three goalkeepers but only one place. Last season, Will had a chance to play in the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.

“Things have changed this season, but Will’s behaviour has not changed. The way he commits himself to the work has not changed. It’s even improved because the group know each other better.

“We must give Will a chance. Hopefully, I will try. I would like to finish the season with all the players having minutes in the Premier League. I would really, really like that.”

Opinion

This is Nuno showing off his sentimental side but with very little riding on their final two games, you can see why he is open to giving Norris a shot. It cannot be easy to be the third choice goalkeeper at any club because you know that your opportunities are limited and at 25-years-old, Norris is no spring chicken. There are goalkeepers his age and younger plying their trade at the very top level while he is forced to sit on and watch a Portuguese international and a veteran of English football lead him in the Wolves pecking order. His chance may well come next season when the club’s cup games come around but with Patricio ahead of him, he is never really going to be challenging for the first team spot any time soon. These final weeks could well be his chance to stake a claim for more game time, or even potentially a move away from the club altogether.