Date: 8th January 2021 at 3:05pm
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The Express & Star reporter Joe Edwards has recently provided an injury update on Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Willy Boly.

In the Premier League, the 29-year-old Ivorian has not featured for the Old Gold since the 2-1 win against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in the middle of December (per Transfermarkt).

While Boly was on the bench for the following game against Burnley, he has been absent from Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad in their three most recent league matches.

The issue which has kept the centre-back out of action since the win against the Blues is a problem with his hamstring (per Birmingham Live).

During the latest episode of the E&S Wolves Podcast, Edwards provided an injury update on several Wolves players, one of which was Boly.

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To kick off this quiz on Romain Saiss, what squad number does the defensive midfielder currently wear for the Old Gold?

He said: “Boly’s hoping to be back in full training, I’d imagine, around now.

“[It] may be a little bit soon for Palace, maybe he could be involved against Everton.”

TIF Thoughts on Joe Edwards’ Willy Boly update…

As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he believes that the Ivorian will be back in training for the Old Gold imminently, if he is not already.

If he is fit, should Boly go straight into the starting lineup against Everton?

No, he should wait

No, he should wait

Yes, we need him in

Yes, we need him in

With Wolves set to take on the Toffees at Molineux next Tuesday (per Transfermarkt), it seems that supporters may not have to wait all that long to see the defender back in action.

Boly will likely be a welcome return for the Old Gold, as the £14.4m-rated Ivorian has been one of the club’s better performers in the Premier League this term.

Over 12 league appearances, he has delivered a fairly solid 6.78/10 average rating, making him the seventh-best performer for Wolves in the top flight (per WhoScored). Meanwhile, only Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez posted a higher average rating in the league last season, which shows the levels the Frenchman is capable of reaching over the course of a campaign.

So, seemingly, the sooner that Boly is back available to Nuno Santo the better.