Wolverhampton Wanderers have been handed a boost regarding the fitness of Francisco Trincao ahead of their upcoming Premier League fixture.
According to a report by Birmingham Live, the 21-year-old winger, who missed Wolves’ 3-2 victory last weekend after falling ill while on international duty with Portugal, has returned to first-team training ahead of the trip to Leeds United on Saturday.
Speaking about the condition of the Barcelona loanee last week, Bruno Lage said: “For two or three days he didn’t feel well, but now he’s OK. He’s started training at home, so when he comes back he’ll have some training.”
Considering just how impressive Trincao has been since his arrival at Molineux on a season-long loan deal this summer, the news that the forward looks as if he will be available for selection this weekend is sure to have Wolves fans buzzing.
Indeed, despite being yet to find the back of the net or register an assist over his six Premier League appearances, the £19.8m-rated winger has nevertheless impressed for Lage’s side, taking an average of 2.5 shots – the most of any Wolves player so far this season – making one key pass and completing 3.2 dribbles per game.
These metrics have seen the Portugal international who Ronald Koeman dubbed an “excellent” talent earn an average SofaScore match rating of 6.90, ranking him as the club’s ninth-best performer in the top flight.
As such, while both Adama Traore and Daniel Podence highly impressed in the victory over Aston Villa last week – amassing two key passes and seven dribbles between them – Trincao’s return to Lage’s matchday squad will nevertheless come as a very welcome boost to the 45-year-old manager. He will undoubtedly be hoping his team can continue their extremely fine run of recent form against Marcelo Bielsa’s struggling Leeds United side on Saturday.