Wolverhampton Wanderers could be without three central defenders ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Sheffield United – Willy Boly (ankle), Ryan Bennett (groin), Romain Saiss (suspended) – so Nuno may have a decision to make on who to name alongside Conor Coady and Leander Dendoncker.
Jesus Vallejo is in contention to start against the Blades, but Max Kilman is also an option for the Wolves manager. Both players should make the matchday squad if Bennett doesn’t return in time, but it’s unknown who Nuno will pick to start.
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Kilman has made five appearances in all competitions this season, racking up 450 minutes of football. The 22-year-old been an unused substitute in eight of Wolves’ last nine Premier League games but could be given a chance against United as he’s impressed in the Europa League.
Kilman played a full 90 minutes in Wolves’ 4-0 win over Pyunik Erewan (August 15), EFL Cup victory over Reading (September 25), 2-1 win at Slovan Bratislava (October 24) and 1-0 win in the home fixture (November 7). He’s helped Wolves to four wins from his five appearances, keeping two clean sheets.
Whether Nuno will have Kilman his first league start on Sunday afternoon remains to be seen, however.