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Jordan Graham back as Wolves under-21s suffer defeat

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Forgotten man Jordan Graham was back in action for Wolves as the under-21s suffered a late defeat at Blackpool.

Jordan Graham in action in 2017. (AMA/Sam Bagnall)

The 24-year-old winger is officially back with Wolves after his loan at Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv was ended because of an issue with Fifa clearance. Sylvain Deslandes is back too.

Graham came off the bench to play the last 17 minutes at Bloomfield Road as the visitors were beaten 1-0 in the Leasing.com Trophy clash. It means Mark Kennedy’s side must now rely on results elsewhere to progress.

The winner came in the 93rd minute as Armand Gnanduillet fed Rocky Bushiri to hammer home.

The result was tough on Wolves, who hit the woodwork twice in the opening period and again early in the second half.

Benny Ashley-Seal curled against the foot of the post after seven minutes and nine minutes later Chem Campbell’s brilliant strike cannoned back off the woodwork. Taylor Perry raced clear three minutes after the break but his low also came back off the post.

Meanwhile, Wolves midfielder Terry Taylor is line to make his Wales Under-21 debut this month.

Aberdeen-born Taylor, 18, was in the Scotland set-up before choosing to play for Wales, where his mother comes from.

Taylor made his Wolves debut in the Carabao Cup defeat at Villa last week and is expected to win his first U21 cap in the European Championship qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina at Wrexham on November 19.

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