Kenny Miller delivers verdict on Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves

Kenny Miller of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates scoring during the FA Cup fourth round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City held on January 25, 2003 at Molineux in...

Neves remains the standout performer as Wolves continue their assault on the Premier League.

Phil Jagielka of Sheffield United attempts to tackle Kenny Miller of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Nationwide Division One Playoff Final match between Sheffield United and...

Kenny Miller has told Shropshire Star that he has been most impressed with Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves and defender Matt Doherty, as the newly-promoted side continue to impress.

Both players have started and finished all four Premier League matches for Nuno Espirito Santo's side, picking up five points from their first four matches including a 1-0 win over West Ham and a draw against champions Man City.

Portugal international Neves starred in his first game of the season, scoring a sensational free-kick against Everton before supplying Raul Jimenez with an assist during the 2-2 draw.


Miller, who is currently playing for Dundee and turned out for Wolves for five years between 2001 and 2006, says Neves and Doherty have impressed him most from the Wolves squad so far.

“Probably the obvious, Ruben Neves looks like an outstanding player and again, he was bought for a good chunk of money, but that never guarantees (success) and are they going to settle into the British game?" Miller said.

“But he very much hit the ground running last year, some of the goals he scored were absolutely outstanding, and again he has carried it again into this season.

“But there is so many good players in this team. I actually really like Doherty as well, at right-wing-back, and he is in my fantasy team as well so he needs to keep a clean sheet.

“I thought he had a fantastic season last year as well and, again, once you start investing in the teams, they don’t (usually) hold on to many players so it shows his value to the team.”

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers during a training session at Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground on September 13, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England.

Wolves are next in action on Sunday afternoon, as they play host to Burnley at the Molineux before a huge clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford next time out.

Both Doherty and Neves are expected to start, as Santo continues to drive his Wolves team towards Premier League safety following their promotion.

Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at London Stadium on September 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

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