Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White has set out his intention ‘to be playing week in, week out’.
The 21-year-old told the club’s official channels that he wanted to be viewed as a ‘man’ rather than a ‘little boy’. He added that he hopes to ‘show everyone what I can do’ this season under new manager Bruno Lage.
What role did Gibbs-White play last term?
Gibbs-White spent the first half of the 2020/21 season on loan at Championship side Swansea City, but was recalled in January amid an injury pile-up.
He made 11 Premier League appearances in the latter part of the campaign, including four starts (via WhoScored). The midfielder has already played 83 times for Wolves’ first team, but has scored just twice for the club at senior level (via Transfermarkt) and has been maligned in the past for ineffective performances.
The Englishman got 45 minutes under his belt on Saturday as Wolves played their first friendly of the summer at Crewe Alexandra. He was replaced by 19-year-old Pascal Estrada as part of a raft of changes at the interval as Lage’s team fell to a 1-0 defeat against the League One side after Christopher Long’s second-half goal.
Fan feed Talking Wolves relayed Gibbs-White’s comments, which did not go down well with some supporters, one of whom slammed the 21-year-old as a “Championship standard” player.
These Wolves fans dismissive of Gibbs-White’s ambitions
“Sorry MGW, you are only Championship standard. God knows why Wolves keep hanging on to this lad. Let him move to a decent Championship club & play football.”
“Yes but you’re not good enough”
“Lol no chance”
“Take that big chip off your shoulder first”
“Not on Twitter. Pitch please”
“Not good enough, tries but lacks the quality needed”
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