By Richard Parks

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves will miss his team’s Championship clash against Leeds United at Elland Road on Wednesday night, according to a report.

The Birmingham Mail claim that the Portugal international, 20, will be absent due to a suspension carried over from the weekend.

It is said that Neves had been due to serve the second match of a two-game ban against Reading last Saturday after picking up his 10th yellow card of the season in the recent 2-2 draw against Norwich City.

But the postponement, due to the extreme weather conditions in over the weekend, means Neves’ ban carries over to the clash of the titans on Wednesday.

It is a boost for Leeds, who will face a Wolves team minus one of their star players this season.

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Football Insider verdict:

There has been disquiet in some quarters – including Leeds – at how Wolves have taken advantage of the Jorge Mendes client list to accumulate a squad that is far better equipped than any other in the division. But there is no mistaking the impact Neves has made since joining from Porto last summer. The four-times Portugal international has started 32 of Wolves’ 34 league games – the only ones he has missed have been due to suspension – and his central midfield displays have been integral to their dominance of the Championship. Ask any neutral to name a Championship team of the season, and few would leave out the excellent Portugese.

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