'The most improved player in PL this season' - Exclusive: Paul Robinson in awe of Wolves man
Paul Robinson has waxed lyrical about Adama Traore after his match-turning display in the Wolves win against West Ham.
The former Spurs and Leeds United shot-stopper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, hailed Nuno Espirito Santo for his development of the 24-year-old over the past 12 months.
Traore was named among the substitutes for the Wanderers Premier League return but that did not stop him producing a Man of the Match performance at the London Stadium.
The Spanish attacker replaced Leander Dendoncker just after the hour mark and a dazzling run and pinpoint cross just nine minutes later allowed Raul Jimenez to head in the opener.
The wide-man was also involved in the second – a superb volley from Pedro Neto to put the game to bed with five minutes to play.
When asked by Football Insider if using Traore as a second-half substitute against tired leg was an astute move from Nuno, Robinson said: “Traore is an asset whether you start him or bring him on off the bench.
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“But late in a game he is a huge asset to have with tiring legs on the field.
“He is the most improved player in the Premier League this season. Nuno has made him into an all round player.
“He has always had frightening pace but the end product has not always been there but it really has this year. His crossing ability and finishing has improved.
“He can push the ball past anybody, with his speed, he will get there. Defenders are having all kinds of trouble with him. When somebody like that runs at you, you are in for a difficult afternoon.
“He was the difference against West Ham – outstanding.”
In other Wolves news, Darren Bent has been left drooling over a “world-class” star at Molineux.