Wolves defender Max Kilman was one of three players to come into the starting line-up for last night’s Europa League clash against Slovan Bratislava following the Premier League draw at Arsenal last Saturday.
The 22-year-old centre-back has yet to appear in the Premier League this season, but he was handed a second successive Europa League start against the Slovakian outfit and helped his team to keep a clean sheet, with Raul Jimenez’s stoppage-time goal ensuring a 1-0 victory.
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Despite getting few opportunities to impress, Kilman did not look out of place on the European stage, winning more aerial duels last night (four) than any other player on the pitch. He also looked assured when in possession of the ball, recording an 87.2% success rate from his 78 passes on the night. [via WhoScored]
The former Maidenhead United defender could be given more regular opportunities over the coming weeks and months, with centre-back Willy Boly facing a long spell out of action after fracturing his fibula recently, as per Birmingham Live.
These Wolves fans on Twitter were thrilled with Kilman’s performance against Slovan Bratislava last night:
Kilman is going to be some player on tonight’s performance. Calm and assured and each time I see him play I’m more impressed #wolves
— North Bank Dave (@BloxwichWolf) November 7, 2019
I’ve gotta say, I was really impressed with Max Kilman last night.
Another solid display, also displaying how comfortable he is on the ball, he’s really growing into his role in the first team.
At just 22, he’s only going to get better.
— (@ItsRobbieAyit) November 8, 2019
Just seen the replay of the goal from last night, what a ball by Traore. Nuno has worked absolute wonders with him! Also Max Kilman what a player he’s gonna be, absolutely rock solid last night
— Paul (@pmb_83) November 8, 2019
Tonight has further convinced me that we signed Kilman off Real Madrid and Vallejo from Maidstone #wwfc
— James Spencer (@jspencer_1) November 7, 2019
Max Kilman, you have been well and truly class! Calm, confident and clever. Very chuffed!
— Izzy George ◣ ◢ (@izz_george) November 7, 2019
Jesus Vallejo wears Max Kilman pyjamas, pass it on….
Up the wolves #wwfc
— OldGold80 (@OGold80) November 7, 2019
Kilman has some of that Boly cool as cucumber swagger about him. He’s learnt well from the master.
— Kate Wright ◣ ◢ (@Wrightgal80) November 7, 2019
Kilman MOTM for me bloke was immense. Good performance in the end. I love this club
— yam yam not english (@J_WWFC) November 7, 2019
Thought Kilman was solid, very Boly like with his turns and touch, this competition is giving him game time he wouldn’t normally be given
— Its Me /_/ (@_ItsMe01_) November 7, 2019
How good did you think Kilman played last night? Should he start more regularly for Wolves in Boly’s absence? Join in the discussion by commenting below!
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