Wolves journalist Liam Keen has provided an update on the return from injury for Bruno Jordao.
The 23-year-old has very much been a fringe figure at Molineux since his arrival at the club in the summer of 2019, making just four appearances under former boss Nuno Espirito Santo. Indeed, he has made more appearances for the club’s U23 side than he has for the senior team.
He did manage to have a somewhat more successful time out on loan with Portuguese side FC Famalicão last season in terms of getting some minutes under his belt, but that was eventually cut short when he suffered an injury that derailed his season.
He did post a photo on his Instagram account a few months ago that showed him making a recovery from his injury, but according to Keen, who was speaking on the latest edition of the E&S Wolves podcast, while he has been making some further progress recently, fans shouldn’t expect to see him pulling on a Wolves shirt in the immediate future:
“Jordao, last I checked was about a week ago I think it was, maybe two – was that he still wasn’t on the grass yet. So still a little way off.”
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Wolves boss Bruno Lage has spoken before about what he thinks of Jordao and his future at the club, saying that: “He is a young talent. I saw him play last season at Famalicão, but the best thing to know the players is day by day and in training. He’s a young player with ambition and it will be good for me to see him play.”
So it does sound as if he is going to be given a chance under Lage when he does eventually come back to full fitness, which is good to hear, because it would be harsh to totally judge him on what did or didn’t happen under Espirito Santo previously.
And who knows, he might have better success under Lage’s system if it will allow him to flourish more and become a regular in the side, which would be a lot better than just being tossed aside without being given a chance to impress.