It was a summer of change at Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Bruno Lage succeeding Nuno Espirito Santo and the new boss was tasked with changing the style of play at Molineux.
Even though it’s early days, the signs are positive, with Wolves winning three of their last four and some key players are beginning to perform.
Whilst the fans focus will be on the first-team, another pleasing aspect for the club is that they have plenty of talent out on loan in the Football League. The standout individual is Morgan Gibbs-White, with the attacking midfielder currently starring in the Championship for Sheffield United.
However, other Wolves players were sent to the EFL, and here we look at how these three are getting on…
After a hugely impressive loan with Sunderland last season in League One, the centre-back signed a new deal with the Premier League side before making the short switch to Birmingham.
But, it’s been a mixed start for the youngster. Firstly, Sanderson was recovering from injury after signing, so he had to be patient for his chance. Since then though, he’s made just three league appearances.
In that period, Sanderson did quite well, but he was dropped for the last game against Nottingham Forest. With the defence going on to struggle massively, and Lee Bowyer slamming the players as they lost 3-0, the centre-back is surely set for a run in the team and it will be down to him to take his chance.
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The left-footer has been an undoubted success, much like Gibbs-White.
In eight league games, Giles has registered five assists, with his set-piece delivery and quality on the ball a major asset for Mick McCarthy’s side.
Having been expected to play as a wing-back, Giles is actually playing further up the pitch in a 3-4-3 formation and he is making an impact in almost every game. It’s been a very tough start to the season for Cardiff, but the Wolves man has been a shining light.
Wolves fans would’ve been interested to see how the Canadian international got on after he impressed at U23 level, but it’s been a difficult start for him at Sheffield Wednesday – by his own admission.
His game time in the league has been limited, but, like Sanderson, he could be about to take advantage of the struggles the team have.
A positive showing against Mansfield in the Papa John’s Trophy in the week has surely put Corbeanu in Darren Moore’s thinking and he will hope to finally get a run in the team to prove himself in the coming weeks.