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Leander Dendoncker admits struggles over adapting to defence for Wolves

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Leander Dendoncker admits struggles over adapting to defence for Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers star Leander Dendoncker has admitted ‘it’s not easy’ for him to operate as a centre-half.

The Belgium international is currently featuring further back for the Black Country club with Willy Boly out injured.

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The star has been an ever-present for Nuno Espirito Santo so far this season, making 25 appearances in all competitions.

Dendoncker has generally done OK in the Ivorian’s absence, but he did not have the best of games at the weekend against Sheffield United, with Lys Mousset and co causing him problems.

His nervous performance was picked up on by fans on social media after the game, and the 24-year-old has admitted he is still getting to grips with the system.

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He told the club’s official website: “It’s more defensive, but it’s not easy. It takes time to adapt. I’m trying to do my best, but it’s not always easy.


“I’m trying to give my best for the team and I’ll always try to keep on doing that. I’m ready whenever he needs me.”

TBR’s view – Dendoncker should be pushed forwards

Dendoncker is better utilised just in front of the back three.

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He’s done a decent job filling in of late, but there were real warning signs against Sheffield United.

Nuno Espirito Santo should perhaps turn to youngster Max Kilman to cover – against the Blades he arguably looked the most comfortable.

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