Connor Hunte says who inspired him ahead of Wolves debut

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Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Connor Hunte says a fellow teammate provided him with inspiration ahead of his first-team debut on Tuesday night.

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Connor Hunte has told the club's official website that Jordan Graham provided him with extra motivation to feature in the first team at Molineux.

 

Graham had played a regular part in the Under-21 setup at the club before a loan period at Oxford United put him in line to make his senior debut for the Black Country outfit in November.

 

The former Aston Villa winger took his chance and became one of the first names on the teamsheet before suffering an ACL injury that will keep him out of action until the middle part of next season.

 

However, Hunte has said that Graham's promotion up the ranks at Wolves gave him an extra push to try to break into Kenny Jackett's plans, and he was given his debut against Bristol City on Tuesday night when he was introduced as an 82nd-minute substitute.

 

Hunte said: "It definitely helps you as a young player to see others come through and make the step-up from Under-21s. Especially for me with Jordan Graham, because he plays in my position.

“We saw him playing with us every week earlier in the season and he then comes back from his loan and does really well in the first team. When you see something like that it is definitely a good motivation."

The 19-year-old was only on the pitch for eight minutes plus added-on time in the Championship, but the experience of helping Wolves to a 2-1 win should benefit him ahead of the remaining games of the season.

Hunte will hope to feature in the squad when Wolves host Birmingham City on Sunday afternoon.

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