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Lewis Ambrose

Wolves boss explains what Patrick Cutrone adds to the team


Nuno Espirito Santo has plenty of praise for Patrick Cutrone despite the striker’s slow start at Wolves.

Signed from Milan in the summer, Cutrone has found the back of the net just once in 14 appearances this season.

Espirito Santo, though, answered confidently when asked if Cutrone brought something extra to the side.

“Yes,” the Portuguese replied, as per the Express and Star. “His characteristics.

“He’s a fighter, and we appreciate it.

“He’s been working very well for the team.

“He’s a player that brings a lot of energy when he goes on the pitch.”

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“You have to take advantage of it while expecting him to improve – keep growing as a player.”

Cutrone’s involvement this season has seen him start just twice in the Premier League and once in the Europa League. When he does get on the pitch, it breaks up last season’s fruitful partnership of Diogo Jota and Raúl Jiménez.

It’s clear, though, that his manager is happy with his efforts and believes he will come good for the club.

Nonetheless, the £16m man will have to become more prolific to win over all his doubters.