Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett today dropped a large hint that Jack Price has outbid David Davis for a place in Saturday’s line-up at Colchester.
Shrewsbury-born Price, 20, had an impressive full League debut in the 2-0 win over Sheffield United at the weekend and was singled out by Jackett as his man of the match.
Davis returns after a one-match ban for five bookings but it’s the Price who is right for Jackett alongside Kevin McDonald.
“I wouldn’t say I particularly had a dilemma in there – Jack Price had a very good debut,” said Jackett.
“I like him, and, as much as his passing is good and he knows his next pass, for a young player, his positioning was very good.
“Rarely, if ever, was he out of position and his information to other players and his enthusiasm was very good.
“Positionally Jack was very good, and he’ll be very keen to build on that.
“It was a good debut and he did show a lot of promise for the future. Now we’ll see whether he can build on that now. That will be his opportunity.”
Jackett believes he might have stumbled on the right combination in central midfield between Price and McDonald after also trying Davis and Lee Evans.
“We’ve tried different combinations – it’s not like it’s just settled down to two players,” he said.
“But maybe that’s necessary and the way things work out, certainly when you pick up five bookings as quickly as David did.”
Jackett wants Davis to fight for his place.
“I’ll be pleased to have David back, and if he’s going to fight for his place that’s good because you get more out of people,” said the boss.