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Wolves: Bruno Lage must now unleash Luke Cundle

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Bruno Lage must unleash young midfielder Luke Cundle and give him more minutes on the pitch.

The 19-year old has risen through the academy at Molineux and has been described by U23 boss James Collins as a “super talent.”

He is rated at £180k but if he keeps up his performances then that figure will rise quickly.

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He has made three appearances so far this season for Wolves, with his first of two starts coming in February against Tottenham Hotspur where his side ran out 2-0 winners.

The Englishman stood out in that game with a 96% pass accuracy which included one big chance creation, according to SofaScore.

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His most recent start came against Newcastle where he replaced Leander Dendoncker, with the Belgian out through illness. In that game, despite losing, Cundle had yet another impressive pass accuracy percentage of 92% and also won 60% of his ground duels.

He was arguably the best midfielder on the pitch for Wolves and across this season his pass accuracy percentage is higher than Dendoncker’s.

The 26-year old is expected to be fit to return for the Wanderers’ next game against Burnley, but given Cundle’s performance, it would be harsh for Lage to drop him.

He is highly rated by his manager and last month signed a brand new four-year deal, keeping him at Molineux until 2026.

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Cundle earnt praise from fellow English midfielder Jude Bellingham who congratulated him on social media, and he will be hoping that he can follow in his footsteps and become just as good.

Lage also reportedly told the Wolves hierarchy that he did not need a new midfielder in January as he was happy to give the teenager a chance. This would have been a huge boost for the youngster and goes to show that he’s got a bright future ahead of him.

At youth level, his record also speaks for itself having contributed to 13 goals in 35 appearances in Premier League 2.

Cundle can certainly play a part in the remaining games of this season for Wolves, and if he continues to impress he could eventually become a regular, or earn a loan move to a club further down the pyramid.

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