Wolves boss explains why he called 20-year-old youngster to travel with first team to Sheffield United’s clash…

Wolves youngster Tawanda Chirewa will travel with the first team to face Sheffield United tomorrow with a possible Premier League chance on the horizon.

The 20-year-old only joined the club from Ipswich on September but has impressed in the under-21s, scoring twice in October to be nominated for the Premier League 2 player of the month.

First team head coach Gary O’Neil watched on as Chirewa shone at Molineux against PSV and after the attacker travelled with the first team to Bournemouth recently but did not get in the squad, he will have another opportunity tomorrow.

It remains to be seen if he will be given a place in the match day squad to face the Blades, but the prospect is edging closer to a first team chance.

“Tawanda has done really well, so he’ll be with the group tomorrow,” O’Neil said.

“He’s performed really well in some under-21 games and has trained with us a few times. I’ve been impressed with him.

“He’ll be around it now, so we’ll see how he adapts to being around the first team and we’re excited about what he could produce. There’s opportunities for people to show they deserve to get some minutes.

“He has a fantastic attitude. He’s physically good, has some pace, he’s direct and has good quality.

“It’s a big step up, of course, moving up to the first team in the last few days. We’ll see how he adapts.

“Being effective and creating loads of chances against PSV under-21s is one thing, being ready to impact a Premier League squad is another. Lets see how he gets on.”

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