The 2019/20 season looks set to be a significant one for Wolverhampton Wanderers as they look to build on the success of last term.
Manager Nuno Espirito Santo guided Wolves to a 7th-place finish in just his second season in England, as well as reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup before losing out to fellow top-flight club Watford.
That means the Midlands club will enter the Europa League, where they will play either Crusaders or B36 Torshavn in the second qualifying round in what will be there first major European fixture in 39 years.
The added fixtures and expectation will mean that club bosses are likely to strengthen the squad this summer, with Raul Jimenez being the only permanent signing to date.
Should they make said additions then there are a number of current players who will be looking over their shoulders and may need to put in the work to impress Espirito Santo in pre-season.
Without further ado, here’s a list of players that could have something to prove during Wolves’ summer matches, including the Asia trophy…
Four Wolves players who have something to prove during pre-season
The £18m signing has so far failed to impress under Nuno Espirito Santo and could be sold to fund further additions should he fail to hit the ground running early doors.
The Belgian only joined the club last summer and struggled to make an impact at the start of the season, but did have more of an influence toward the back end of the campaign. His versatility may help his cause, as he is able to play in the centre of midfield or defence.
The left wing-back had a solid debut campaign in the top-flight but did not perform amazingly well. Knowing that he has Ruben Vinagre breathing down his neck, the Spaniard will have to be on the ball if he is to keep his starting place.
Jota managed nine Premier League goals, a respectable total for a player playing in the league for the first time. However, with Nuno being linked with a number of different forwards, his place could be under threat should they make an addition.