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Wolves: Supporters will love to see key man back in training

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Wolves supporters will be buzzing to see key man Daniel Podence back in training ahead of their match tomorrow, having been out of the squad since they beat Aston Villa 2-1 back on April 2nd

The midlands team have enjoyed a great season under new boss Bruno Lage and a key factor to this has been the form of the Portuguese man, who has made 25 appearances in the Premier League this season, with 15 of them coming as starts.

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Podence sustained the foot injury back in early April and has been absent from the squad since and the side has felt the decline in form since he went down. In the five games, he has missed with this injury Wolves have only managed to get one point from a possible 15 and has suffered heft defeats to Brighton (3-0) and most recently Manchester City (5-1).

Luckily for Wolves fans, it seems as if the Portuguese man could make a return this weekend as he was seen training with the first team during their training session, released by the club on Friday. In the video, linked here, we see Podence running at a high tempo and passing the ball between other first-team players as well as some individual training of him working on his dribbling skills.

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TIF Thoughts on Podence’s return… 

While Wolves have played well this season, currently sitting eighth despite the recent losses, they have excelled on the defensive side of the ball and have had to lean on the likes of Podence and Raul Jimenez in front of goal.

This is evident by their recent lack of goals, only scoring three in their last five and being held to none in three of these games. Podence is their second-highest goalscorer this season with six in all competitions, as well as three assists.

According to Whoscored, Podence has averaged 1.6 shots, leading the entire team on shots on target per 90 with 0.92, 1.4 key passes, 1.4 dribbles, 1.1 long balls, as well as 0.7 tackles per game. He also has averaged 74.2% pass accuracy on 23.4 pass attempts per game.

Wolves will be looking to finish off the season in the best possible form with games against Norwich and Liverpool left to cement themselves in the top ten and the addition of Podence will certainly help them achieve this.

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