Dion Sanderson says it would “mean a lot” to be given the opportunity to make his first-team debut at Aston Villa on Wednesday evening.
Wolves come into the game having earned a 4-2 victory on penalties against Reading in the previous round, a result that saw Nuno’s men earn a fourth-round clash against the Villains. Sanderson was an unused substitute against the Royals and hopes to go one better at Villa Park.
On the trip to Villa Park
“It would mean a lot to play against Villa. I have to wait for my chance and be patient, mentally I have to be ready as well, because anything can happen – I have to be ready.
“It’s a big game, we definitely want to win.”
On working with Nuno and the squad
“I’m getting along really well with the lads and I’m comfortable training with them. Every day is a learning day with the gaffer and with the players that you’re training with - I am really enjoying it.
“In terms of my progress, I am coming along really nice to be fair. Since we went away [to China] and we came back, it has given me a lot to think about in terms of where I want to be and how I want to move forward with my career.
“I’ve kept myself hungry in terms of being around the first-team. I want to be on the bench and I want to be playing, so I have to keep my two feet on the ground, be humble and keep training hard.”
On the open training session
“It’s like home isn’t it? Everyone coming to watch you train, it feels good and it’s nice to give something back, as they come to support us throughout the whole season.
“I was here when I was a younger lad. It means a lot to you when all of the players come up to you and sign your stuff. So yeah, it’s great, it’s fantastic.”