Fabio Silva lined-up for Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Under-23s in Monday’s Premier League 2 clash with Sunderland.
The striker got on the scoresheet for James Collins’ side, but a Bill Harris hat-trick for the visitors saw them fall to defeat.
Limited involvement for Silva under Lage
Silva, a £35.6million addition in 2020, was an unused substitute in the senior team’s 1-0 win over Southampton at the weekend.
He’s played only 18 minutes of Premier League football since Bruno Lage took over from Nuno Espirito Santo.
The signing of Hwang Hee-chan from RB Leipzig appears to have pushed him further down the pecking order.
Both of Silva’s starts under the new boss have come in the Carabao Cup.
He able to notch two assists in the 4-0 rout of Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest last month.
It remains to be seen whether Wolves will look to loan out Silva for more regular game time when the January transfer window rolls around.
Fan feed Talking Wolves relayed the team news, and here’s what supporters made of it.
What did Wolves fans think of Silva’s Under-23 runout?
“Best place for him. Nowhere near a Premier League player. Waste of big money.”
“Paid 35 million for him and the powers that be are playing in the under 23’s, he’s gonna improve. Send him on loan to a championship club and when he struggles there we know he will never make it in the prem”
“He’ll be back playing in the Portuguese league soon. He’s just not good enough, not his fault we spent way too much on him”
“About time he did too in all honesty – he needs playing time at a lower level to build his confidence rather than being pushed into the first team before he is really ready.”
“He needs to go out on loan to the Championship or even League One!”
“Good, needs minutes”
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