Steve Bull admits he was wrong to doubt Wolves full-back Jonny Otto

26 Oct 1996:  Steve Bull of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates his goal during a Nationwide League Division One match against Manchester City at Maine Road in Manchester, England....

Wolverhampton Wanderers sold Barry Douglas before bringing Jonny Castro Otto to the Premier League.

Barry Douglas of Wolverhampton Wanderers sprays champagne on Nuno Espirito Santo head coach

Barry Douglas played a major role as Wolverhampton Wanderers cantered to the Championship title last season.

The Scottish left-back cost just £1 million from Kasimpasa and repaid his price-tag with interest in his debut season at Molineux. His 14 assists were the joint highest of any player in the second tier; Douglas’s wand of a left foot and pinpoint set pieces creating countless chances for his teammates.

No wonder Wolves fans were shocked when Douglas was sold to Leeds United in the summer. His replacement, Jonny Castro Otto, had a lot to live up to.


But live up to it he certainly has. Speaking to the Express and Star, club legend Steve Bull believes the Atletico Madrid loanee has silenced anyone who dared question Wolves’ decision to sign him and shove Douglas out the door.

“(Jonny) has been fantastic and got his start for Spain against England on Monday night,” Bull said.

“A fair few eyebrows were raised when he came into the club and Barry Douglas, a real dead-ball specialist, was moved on.

Jonny Otto of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates scoring his sides second goal with teammates during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton FC at Molineux...

“Jonny was signed and we all kind of thought ‘who’s he?’ He has certainly showed why Nuno was so keen to get him in though.”

Former Celta Vigo defender Jonny has started all of Wolves’ eight Premier League games so far this season. And the 24-year-old has been a revelation, even forcing his way into the Spain side and featuring in the recent international clashes against Wales and England.

No one is questioning the decision to replace Douglas now.

Jonny of Spain during the International Friendly match between Wales and Spain on October 11, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

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