Steve Bull: Max Kilman won't forget his big Wolves week

Man-of-the-match at Leeds on Monday and a new five-year Wolves deal on Wednesday, Max Kilman won’t be forgetting this week anytime soon.

Leeds United's Patrick Bamford (left) and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Max Kilman
Leeds United's Patrick Bamford (left) and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Max Kilman

Fair play to the lad as he has grasped the opportunity with both hands. You can see he is proud to wear the shirt and gives it his all every time he is out there.

He is forming a nice relationship with both Willy Boly and Conor Coady at the back as well.

I think Coady will have been a big help for Kilman, coaching him and nurturing him into the games.

You can almost see with the way Kilman passes the ball that he has been studying Coady over the past couple of years.

All the lad needs to do now is keep his feet firmly on the ground and try to retain his place in the side.

To be fair, he has given Nuno a bit of a headache moving forward.

Having won two matches and kept two clean sheets with him in defence, maybe Kilman will carry on there and even Romain Saiss stay at left-wing-back against Newcastle.

Kilman, ultimately, has staked his claim after a while without playing, so you have to give him credit for that.

Of course, we go into the clash with Steve Bruce’s side after having a bit of luck on our side at Leeds.

In terms of the display at Elland Road, we’ve been doing that for a while, sitting back first half and then coming out for the second and having a good go.

We are used to it and, at the same time, some of the new lads are taking a bit of time to blend in.

Picking points up while still waiting for it to click, though, is a sign of a good side.

Now, it is all about trying to keep up the momentum with another win. And if that means doing what we have done so far this season against Newcastle – being resilient and catching them on the break – then so be it.

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