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Patrick Cutrone needs Wolves opportunity against Besiktas

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Patrick Cutrone needs Wolves opportunity against Besiktas

Wolverhampton Wanderers travel to Besiktas on Thursday evening in the Europa League group stages and it’s a chance to continue their recent momentum.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have had a rocky start to the campaign, which included losing at home to Braga in their first group match of the Europa League.

But they have recently beat Reading on penalties in the Carabao Cup and earned their first Premier League win of the season at home to Watford at the weekend.

They now turn their attention to Besiktas, who are struggling themselves so far this season and look an ideal opponent.

The Turkish club have just one win from their opening six league games domestically and have conceded 12 goals in that time.

Besiktas were also beaten 4-2 by Slovan Bratislava in their first group match of the Europa League and appear to be a side struggling defensively.

 

It’s likely that Nuno may make some rotations for the midweek fixture and the European fixture looks ideal for Patrick Cutrone to be recalled to the starting XI.

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Cutrone has shown in glimpses his quality so far at Molineux during his debut season at the club and there is definitely reason to be excited about him.

The 21-year-old centre-forward appears to be decent backup for Raul Jimenez in attack and is healthy competition for the squad.

He’s managed four assists in 12 games across all competitions so far this season and also scored in a league defeat to Chelsea.

The Italian could do with some more goals under his belt though to lift confidence and also needs to start showing a more clinical touch if he wants to break into the XI permanently.

With Besiktas a side on the decline right now, Cutrone should be desperate to get a chance against them and perhaps get himself on the scoresheet.

He can definitely send out a statement if he impresses in the Europa League and it could be a big competition for him this season.

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