Gibbs-White ready to bide his time at Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White says he is still learning from the club’s experienced players as he tries to break into the first team.

The 19-year-old has been described as one of England’s brightest young prospects, but he continues to find regular game-time hard to find.

Gibbs-White has made 46 appearances for the Midlands outfit since graduating from the academy in 2017.

The majority of those came in the Championship, and he has since had to settle for a place on the bench in the top flight under Nuno Espirito Santo.

Gibbs-White has continued to shine at youth level for the Three Lions, making his way through the ranks from Under-16s to Under-21s.

He is hoping to make his first start for Aidy Boothroyd’s men on Friday evening as they take on Turkey in a UEFA European Under-21 qualifier.

Gibbs-White could have moved on from Molineux in order to further his career, but the Stratford-born ace is adamant Wolves are the best club for him to learn his trade.

He told the club’s official website: “Although I prefer to play in midfield, either box to box or more advanced, I can play in different positions. I’m a versatile player and the manager needed me in China to play in that forward role, so I was never going to turn down an opportunity to play.

“Learning from such talented players in the shape of (Joao) Moutinho, (Conor) Coady and (Raul) Jimenez is such an amazing experience. We learn every day off them.”

Gibbs-White has only made one appearance for Wolves this season, with Nuno preferring Ruben Neves, Moutinho, Leander Dendoncker and Romain Saiss.

Wolves have endured a difficult start to the campaign, with Nuno’s men struggling to juggle the increased amount of fixtures due to the Europa League.

After beating Torino to reach the group stages, Wolves were drawn alongside Sporting Braga, Besiktas and Slovan Bratislava last week.