Wolves’ European hopes boosted as key man returns to training ahead of Burnley

His return to action could come sooner than first expected

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Wolverhampton Wanderers’ quest for a European spot at the end of the 21/22 campaign has been given a huge boost with influential midfielder Ruben Neves making a swift return to training following injury.

The Portuguese playmaker suffered medial collateral ligament damage during the defeat to Leeds United in March but luckily seems to be well on his way to a speedy recovery.

Neves’ injury was initially meant to keep him out of action until mid May at the earliest with the home game against Norwich City on May 15 given as a reasonable estimated return date.

However, better news has come out of the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground this week with the club confirming that the 25-year-old is already back on the grass.

Whilst Sunday’s game against managerless Burnley will come too soon, a return against Brighton on April 30 could be a realistic target.

Once players are back on the grass, 10-14 days training is usually the norm in regards to a return to action and having someone with the ability of Neves back for the pivotal run in could be huge come season end.

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