Ryan Pleased For League Return

Darren Ryan is pleased his side have the opportunity to knuckle down and focus on the league after a three-week break from the Under-18 Premier League.

The Premier League Cup took centre stage recently, and Wolves showed promise against Arsenal, before the latest international break last weekend.

Now Ryan is relishing the opportunity to get back fighting for three points, starting at Derby County on Saturday.

“It’s nice to be solely focusing on the league for two weeks as we’re playing catch up on the other teams,” he said. “After a break last week we’re all really looking forward to Saturday.

“We’ll look to take the positives from the Arsenal second-half. I thought we were really good after we’d addressed ourselves out of possession and dominated the game.”

The Under-18s are without a win in three league matches, but Ryan is confident they can claim three points against a high-flying Derby side at the weekend.

“They’re organised. We’ve watched them and they have some good individuals. They have experience of playing together last season and have kept the same group.

“They’ve had a really good start to the campaign so it’s going to be a difficult game, but it’s one we’re looking forward to.”

Away from Wolves, the international break saw Taylor Perry appear for England’s Under-17 side in recent victories over Portugal, Russia and Germany.

“It’s great for Taylor, he’s just coming back from injury so his game time was limited with England, with us being in contact.

“However, it was a great opportunity for him to play against different countries and to get the three wins gave him confidence before coming back to training on Thursday,” he added.