Wolves journalist Liam Keen has discussed what role Morgan Gibbs-White could play for the club this season.
The 21-year-old has been something of a bit-part player when it comes to his time at the club. Whilst he has been able to make 83 appearances for them over the years, only 27 of them have been starts, and even a spell on loan in the Championship with Swansea City to get some minutes wasn’t able to do him much good as he suffered a bad injury.
But with a new man in charge in the form of Bruno Lage, there’s always the chance that he could get a second chance in the side and become a more regular part of the furniture at the club.
However, speaking on the latest edition of the E&S Wolves podcast, Keen didn’t seem to think that would be the case, as he felt Gibbs-White would carry on as before under the new Portuguese head coach:
“I think he’ll have a decent season. He’s not going to be a starter, he’ll start the odd game. I think he’ll do alright, I think he’ll be a handy squad player. I think he’s stuck a little bit in a catch-22, Morgan, because I think he probably would benefit, still aged 21, probably would benefit from a full season in the Championship.
“But with the squad size at Wolves, Bruno sees him as a first-team player, I can’t see him going anywhere and I think he’ll be utilised, not sparingly, but he’s certainly not going to be the first name on the teamsheet.
“But I do think he’s got enough talent to help at least and give an option.”
TIF Thoughts on Liam Keen’s comments about Morgan Gibbs-White at Wolves…
Is Gibbs-White good enough for Wolves?
It certainly is going to be an interesting season for Gibbs-White, because he has just entered the final two years of his contract, so is entering a real make-or-break point when it comes to his time at the club.
You just hope that he is given a fair chance when it comes to being able to prove what he can do, because there’s no point judging him on 15-minute cameos at the end of games when he doesn’t have time to really have an impact.
If he’s meant to be a rotational player, that’s fine, but there needs to be enough starts in there sprinkled in as well so that the club and Lage can get a real assessment of what he is able to bring to the table.