Date: 26th January 2021 at 4:10pm
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The Athletic’s Wolverhampton Wanderers correspondent Tim Spiers has called for Nuno Espirito Santo to begin starting Max Kilman regularly.

Wolves’ 23-year-old centre-back has been situated at Molineux since the Old Gold signed him from Maidenhead United in the summer of 2018 (as per Transfermarkt).

Having made his debut for Nuno Santo’s side in May 2019 against Fulham, Kilman had a run of seven successive starts in the Premier League earlier this season.

However, since then, the £4.05m-rated man has only made three appearances in the Old Gold’s previous nine games in the league, last featuring against Brighton at the beginning of this month.

During the latest episode of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast, Spiers aired his thoughts on every player in Wolves’ squad and claimed that Nuno Santo should give Kilman more game time.

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He said: “Kilman had a really big impact when he came into the team; the Leeds game in particular – he was Man of the Match.

“I think he needs 10-12 games in a row before he’s going to start to feel at home at this level, but I’d have him in the team right now.”

TIF Thoughts on what Tim Spiers said about Max Kilman…

As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he believes that the English defender needs “10-12 games in a row” for the Old Gold and that he should be in the team “right now”.

Should Nuno Espirito Santo give Max Kilman a run of games for Wolves?

No, he's not ready

No, he's not ready

Yes, he's a solid player

Yes, he's a solid player

Over his 10 Premier League appearances for Wolves so far this season, Kilman has proven himself to be relatively decent as he bagged a 6.50/10 average rating (per WhoScored).

That rating has made him the 12th-best performer in this squad this term, which is interesting higher than Conor Coady, who has been 16th-best performer with his 6.40/10 average rating.

So, with the 23-year-old defender having proven he can perform better than a stalwart of the Old Gold’s first team, perhaps it would be a good idea for Nuno Santo to give him a run in the team.