Despite not getting too many minutes with Wolves since his return, Spiers was complimentary of the youngster’s brief appearance late in the game.
He said: “Gibbs-White did look bright. The move you mentioned earlier when he didn’t quite have the pace to outrun his man was his kind of first touch. But after that, I thought his passing was really kind of bright and inventive, actually.
“I thought when the guy’s played two minutes in the league since that West Brom defeat, which is more than two months ago now, so Nuno [Espirito Santo] hasn’t felt the urge to put him on at all and give him a chance. I mean, what did he get last night, about seven minutes of game time? So yeah, I thought he did enough to at least earn a few more minutes the next time he comes on, because it was a good little cameo, that was.”
Does Gibbs-White have a future at Wolves?
TIF Thoughts on Spiers’ comments…
Gibbs-White has had a turbulent season – joining Swansea on loan, suffering a foot injury and then being recalled early by Wolves will not have helped the player’s development, with the 21-year-old only playing 102 minutes in the Premier League since returning to Wolves nearly two months ago.
Perhaps Wolves will feel the benefit of his return if Nuno Espirito Santo was to back him a little more based on his recent showing and Spiers’ praise.