Morgan Gibbs-White has a ‘75%’ chance of facing Bournemouth on Saturday, according to Premier Injuries. The 19-year-old is suffering from a back injury which caused him to miss Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 2-1 win over Aston Villa (November 10).
Gibbs-White has made 10 appearances in all competitions this season, only three of which have come in the Premier League. The England u21 international’s last outing came a month ago in the Europa League as Wolves beat Slovan Bratislava 2-1 on October 24.
He was sidelined for the return fixture against Bratislava (a 1-0 win on November 7) but could make the squad over the weekend. It’s unlikely Gibbs-White would be starting, however, as he’s spent most of the season as an unused substitute.
Will we beat Bournemouth?
Yes, We are on a good run
No, tough fixture
The 19-year-old finds himself behind Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves and Leander Dendoncker in the pecking order. Nuno Espirito Santo has given Gibbs-White more opportunities in Europe (six appearances, one goal) than domestically.
He’s racked up more minutes in the Europa League (396) than the Premier League (120), so the Wolves manager won’t be too worried if he’s without the midfielder on Saturday. Neves and Moutinho started in midfield against Villa and should keep their place against Bournemouth regardless.