“Adama is amazing,” Nuno Espirito Santo couldn’t have been more glowing in his praise. “What a player… a fantastic player. We’re delighted to have him and to work (with him). So talented. Unique. Adama is amazing.”

What had Traore done to earn such praise from a man who has a reputation for shying away from dishing out compliments to players who aren’t in his first team? Well, he just made a 15-minute cameo against Crystal Palace, during which he touched the ball just six times and spurned a good opportunity to add to Wolves’ 2-0 lead.

Nuno’s comments were in reply to a question about why Traore wasn’t in the team last Friday night. “It’s about decisions,” is all the Wolves head coach would allude to on that front.

His justification, though, is clear. Wolves are winning (taking 10 points from the available 12 since Traore’s last start), Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto are…



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