Nuno backs Wolves youngster

14 April 2021 19:54:58 GMTPlus10

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo says Rayan Ait-Nouri has their "confidence and total support" as they embark on the final stretch of the Premier League campaign.

The France under-21 international joined Wolves on a season-long loan deal from Ligue 1 side Angers in October and has gone to make 18 appearances across all competitions.

The injury to Jonny Castro Otto has rewarded 19-year-old Ait-Nouri with his chance and he has started Wolves' last two league games against West Ham and Fulham.

Ait-Nouri looks set to retain his place for the final seven matches of the campaign, and it is a big opportunity for the French youngster given Wolves have an option to make his deal permanent in the summer.

And when asked by the Shropshire Star about the progress he has made, Nuno said: "Rayan had been away from the team for some time, but now he’s had his chance. It's not easy, but he's committed to improving.

"Most important thing is that he has our confidence and total support."

Ait-Nouri is one of the many youngsters in Wolves' current crop of players with Fabio Silva, Vitinha, Morgan Gibbs-White, Owen Otasowie and Ki-Jana Hoever also under the age of 22.

On whether it has been tough on them because of their inexperience, Nuno added: "Not only because of their age. When you come to England, it requires a fast adaptation.

"It's important to be very supportive and very aware of the analysis, the momentum of the players and the team. All of this is important."

Wolves host Sheffield United on Saturday and are 1.72 for victory and 6.50 to win 1-0.

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