By Nathan Bliss
Wolves U18 defender Dion Sanderson says his teammates are pumped up ahead of the Black Country derby against West Bromwich Albion U18’s on Saturday.
Although the central defender won’t be involved due to an injury picked up against Manchester City last week, Sanderson believes his teammates are looking good ahead of Saturday's U18 PL clash.
“The lads are pumped up, I’ve been watching them in training and they’re looking good," said Sanderson.
“Hopefully we can get the win, it’s what they deserve because every day in training everyone is 100% and always on it.
The 18-year-old also says that his teammates are under no illusions as to the importance of the historic rivalry.
“Yeah, it’s a big game, every time we play West Brom.
“There’s quite a few local lads.
“They’re always full of hard challenges, it’s always been a big game.
The Wolves youngsters have faced the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United in just over a month, and Sanderson says he’s enjoyed testing himself against the best.
“These are the games that you want to be playing in, you’re playing against really good players.
“It’s been a good challenge and a good test.”
Despite being ruled out for Saturday, Sanderson says that he hopes to be back for the game against Sunderland at the start of February.
Wolves U18 make the short trip to West Bromwich on Saturday 13th January, with kick-off against their local rivals at 11am.