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Max Kilman '100 per cent integrated' into Wolves squad

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

Wolves youngster Max Kilman has been promoted to the first-team fold and could make his debut before the end of the season.

Kilman has travelled with the first team numerous times this term (AMA)

The 21-year-old centre-half was part of Nuno Espirito Santo's group which went to a warm-weather training camp in Marbella, Spain this past week.

And the Wolves boss has been impressed by the former England futsal player's progress.

"Max is 100 per cent integrated into the squad," Nuno revealed.

"He's improving. We try an individual approach with him, trying to, first of all, get him better as an athlete. That includes a lot of aspects – nutrition, gym.

"And then we integrate him into a full training session with the first team, because playing and training with us will improve his level.

"He's gradually improving and he will have his chance, for sure. He will have his chance."

And on if that opportunity could be in these next few weeks, Nuno said: "Of course."

Kilman played 25 times for England in futsal – small-sided football played mainly indoors – before signing for Wolves last summer from non-league Maidenhead United.

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And of his futsal background makes him unique, Nuno said: "I just see him as a very good football player, a centre-half with quality.

"He's big, aggressive. He has to improve like all young players, but we're really, really happy with Max."

Another who travelled to Marbella, where Wolves trained hard but also enjoyed downtime playing golf and go-karting, was under-18s star Terry Taylor.

"Terry from the under-18s came because the under-23s are involved in a title race, so we take an under-18," said Nuno.

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"It was fantastic for him and well deserved. He's performing well in the under-18s.

"We try to follow all of the young players because we are preparing what we expect to be our future.

"He's a midfielder. He has a lot of things to improve, but the talent is there. That's good."

And as well as keeping a close eye on the club's young players, Nuno is keeping track of how those out on loan are doing.

Bright Enobakhare and Kortney Hause have particularly impressed at Coventry and Villa respectively.

"Bright is doing very well, and Kortney," said Nuno.

"But I don't want to miss anyone as all of them are being followed by the club. Reports come weekly."

Enobakhare's contract comes to an end this summer, but Wolves have the option to extend his deal.

On if that will be exercised, Nuno added: "All of the players, not only Bright, are being followed.

"In the right moment, we will make decisions regarding their futures. We have time to decide."

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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