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Wolves: Tim Spiers drops Luke Cundle update ahead of Burnley

Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Luke Cundle is training with the first team ahead of Wolves’ upcoming Premier League fixture.

What’s the latest?

That’s according to a claim made by Tim Spiers, with the journalist revealing in a post on The Athletic that the 19-year-old did not feature in the U23’s 5-0 mauling by Norwich City on Monday evening as the central midfielder is training with the Wolves senior squad ahead of the visit of Burnley on Wednesday evening.

In his post, Spiers said: “Poor night for the U23s, diddled 5-0 by Norwich at Aggborough. A mismatch of a team missing quite a few players (like Cundle who’s with the first team) and fielding some academy youngsters was torn apart defensively.”

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Fans will be buzzing

Considering just how exciting a prospect Cundle quite clearly is, in addition to the fact that Bruno Lage’s side have been desperately lacking in both creativity and depth in the middle of the park this season, the news that the teenager could be in line for a spot in the matchday squad against Burnley is sure to have left fans buzzing.

Indeed, the 19-year-old – who has already been appointed the U23s captain – has highly impressed over his 43 appearances for James Collins’ side, scoring four goals and registering nine assists for the youth team.

The manager himself also clearly feels as if the £180k-rated academy graduate is ready for first-team football, recently stating of Cundle: “He’s ready for that step up. Whether that’s with our first team or whether that’s a loan, because watching him [against Birmingham City U23s], I thought he was magnificent.”

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And, while the youngster is predominantly a defensively minded midfielder, his return of 13 direct goal involvements during his time with the U23s would certainly appear to be a marked improvement on the attacking output of Lage’s current options in the middle of the park – with Ruben Neves, Leander Dendoncker and Joao Moutinho having scored just one goal and registered one assist over their combined 35 Premier League appearances this season.

Furthermore, in a recent poll ran on Football FanCast, the overwhelming majority of Wolves supporters made it clear that they would like to see the 19-year-old given a shot in the first team, something which, following Spiers’ latest update, would appear to be a very real possibility on Wednesday evening.

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