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Ruben Vinagre ready to step up – Nuno

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Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed that youngster Ruben Vinagre will be in the starting lineup when they face Huddersfield on Sunday.

Jonny Castro Otto sustained a knee injury while away with Spain and Nuno Espirito Santo plans to replace the Spaniard with 19-year-old left wing-back Ruben Vinagre.

“He’s ready to go, he’s matured,” Nuno told Sky Sports.

“Last season he had his chance, at the beginning of this season he wasn’t with us as he was becoming a European champion.

“He’s growing, he’s getting better. I’m totally confident that the answer’s going to be good.

“It’s more than the title, it’s the high level of competition he was involved in. They won the competition and he improved a lot.”

Meanwhile, Jonny Castro Otto has been ruled out for around six weeks and Nuno said: “That’s the diagnosis, but let’s wait and see how it evolves.

“First of all he has to take care of the pain but I don’t think he will need an operation. Unfortunately, we can’t have him for [Sunday].”