Morgan Gibbs-White could make a permanent return to Wolverhampton Wanderers’ first-team after impressing for the u23s. The 20-year-old spent a large portion of the season out with a back injury, but he’s now fully fit and available for selection.
Gibbs-White shone in the reserves’ 2-2 draw with Liverpool (January 29) and has made the senior matchday squad for three consecutive games – 1-1 draw with Newcastle United (January 11), 3-2 win over Southampton (January 18), 2-1 defeat to Liverpool (January 23).
The England u21 international has made 12 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring one goal. He came off the bench in Wolves’ FA Cup defeat to Manchester United (January 15) and Liverpool, but he still needs to build up his match fitness with u23 football.
With Gibbs-White having played only 22 minutes of first-team football since October, he’ll need a few games with the reserves before being in contention of starting under Nuno Espirito Santo.
The 20-year-old has the likes of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Romain Saiss and Leander Dendonker ahead of him in the midfield pecking order, so he may have to be patient for opportunities.