Wolverhampton Wanderers have been dealt an injury boost with Willy Boly returning to light training ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Newcastle United. The 28-year-old has been out of action for three months after fracturing his fibula, but he’s finally on the recovery trail.
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Boly has missed 12 Premier League games through injury, but Wolves have only lost three of them – Wolves 1-2 Tottenham (December 15, 2019), Liverpool 1-0 Wolves (December 29), Watford 2-1 Wolves (January 1, 2020).
In his absence, Nuno Espirito Santo has used Leander Dendoncker and Romain Saiss alongside Conor Coady at the back. The Wolves manager also Ryan Bennett and Max Kilman at his disposal.
Boly is back out on the pitch, but he isn’t training with the first-team yet. The French defender will need a lot of conditioning before Nuno considers naming him in the matchday squad again.
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The centre-back has made 16 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating two goals. His last outing came in Wolves’ 2-1 win over Slovan Bratislava in the Europa League (October 24).
Boly has been on the losing team only twice this season and has helped Wolves keep six clean sheets.