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Sellars Heaps Praise On Nuno

Wolves Under-23 manager Scott Sellars has praised head coach Nuno Espirito Santo's positive approach to the club’s younger players since arriving at Molineux in May 2017.

Sellars was discussing the Wolves Academy at the 2018 Premier League Youth Development Conference held at Molineux last week, which saw clubs throughout the EFL and Premier League send representatives to the Black Country to partake in workshops and practical sessions.

As well as discussing his pride at his Under-23 squad being chosen to showcase a number of best practice training sessions to a crowd of top coaches, Sellers reserved special praise for Nuno and his attitude towards youth development.

"We're very lucky here, the manager is interested in young players,” Sellars said. “Regularly the players train with the first team, when the manager might need three teams for his practice, whatever he needs.

"The young players know the manager, the manager knows them. This year, Morgan came through, another young player was Oskar Buur, who came on and scored the equaliser against Hull when he hadn't even trained with the first team that week.

"There's nothing better in any job, coming into the job thinking I can progress here. Hopefully all the young boys feel that.

"Every manager that comes in, you want to see how they work and what they're doing and what they're about.

"From day one, I noticed he's very consistent. He knows how he wants to play and doesn't really want to change that.

"Also off the pitch, the culture and environment he created, he's very much got a team ethic.

"The boys eat together every day at the same time. You really get the feeling he's trying to create a team. There was a mixture of Portuguese, English and French players.

"Very much from an early start you can see it's very much a team, and I think Nuno's been a major part in creating that culture.

"He has been to games. There's always a member of staff there, every game we have at home. I speak to the assistant manager every day. That works really smoothly as well.

“Being in the Premier League (next season) makes our job a bit more difficult, in terms of getting our players into the first team.

"But to enjoy watching the games every week and to see the top teams playing here will be great for our coaches in terms of learning, for the players to see what great players look like and how they play and behave. It's a massive positive.”

By Josh Holliday