Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says Ivan Cavaleiro is gradually getting back to where he was before his debilitating back injury. The Portuguese forward has missed the whole of the campaign so far with the problem, but made his comeback in the Carabao Cup against Leicester City on Tuesday night.
And although Cavaleiro had a limited impact on the contest, which saw Leicester progress on penalties after a 0-0 stalemate at Molineux, Nuno was happy to see the ex-Benfica star get almost got an hour’s worth of football under his belt.
He said: “Cav was injured but we managed to take him out of pain and now he’s getting better. Of course, we needed to manage the time he had on the pitch, but I’m pleased because he’s another option.
“The options are good, and the most important thing is the way the boys work for their chance. They work on a daily basis and when the chance comes good answers must be given and today they gave a good answer tonight.”