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Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone should get first start against Pyunik

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Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone should get first start against Pyunik

Wolverhampton Wanderers host Armenian side Pyunik on Thursday night in the Europa League and it’s a great opportunity for manager Nuno Espirito Santo to rotate his squad.

The West Midlands club are facing Pyunik in the Europa League qualifying third round and have a 4-0 advantage after the first leg.

With such a comfortable lead in the tie, there should be room for changes in the side and an opportunity to rest players ahead of the next league match against Manchester United.

Nuno should look to summer recruit Patrick Cutrone on Thursday and give him his first start since his £16million (BBC) arrival from AC Milan.

The 21-year-old striker has made two appearances off the bench so far for Wolves, but looks ready to make an impact in the side and should be unleashed mid-week


It would also give Raul Jimenez a night off and he needs a rest following his late return in pre-season due to the Gold Cup tournament with Mexico.

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Wolves are going to need their full squad if they hope to be successful in both European and domestic competitions this term.

Cutrone has arrived to provide extra cover in attack, which is why starting him against Pyunik should give him the opportunity to get on the scoresheet for the first time since his transfer.

The Italian won a penalty for his side when he came off the bench in the first leg against Pyunik, while he looked lively and showed a tremendous work-rate away to Leicester.

He scored nine goals in 43 games across all competitions for Milan last season and is an attacker that can play on the last defender, with his pace and movement a handful for opponents.

The early signs are the centre-forward can be a real hit at Molineux and Thursday is the perfect chance for him to get up and running.

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