Turning point for Harry Burgoyne? Wolves loanee returns after four-month absence

Wolves fans cheer their team on during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at Molineux on November 3, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Harry Burgoyne was farmed out by Wolverhampton Wanderers to League One Plymouth Argyle in the summer transfer window.

Harry Burgoyne of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers  and Birmingham City at Molineux on April 15, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England.

There are some seriously talented goalkeepers contracted to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Rui Patricio has been Portugal’s number one for years, John Ruddy is the reigning Championship Golden Glove winner while Will Norris did not concede a single goal during four EFL Cup games last season as Wolves took Manchester City all the way to penalties.

But let us not forget young Harry Burgoyne.


The 21-year-old has been part of Wolves’ academy for a decade now and is very highly regarded at Molineux. And a loan spell at League One Plymouth Argyle this season was designed to help him hone his trade with Patricio firmly established as Nuno Espirito Santo’s number one.

So imagine the disappointment, both for Plymouth and Wolves, when Burgoyne broke his ankle in pre-season, ruining his start to life at Argyle.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Icelandic striker Jon Dadi Bovarsson (L) watches as Wolverhampton Wanderers' English goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne (R) celebrates following the English FA Cup fourth...

Thankfully, however, there was some positive progress on Monday night. Burgoyne made his return to action after four months out, starting for Wolves’ U23s in their 1-1 draw with Oxford United in the Premier League Cup.

And he impressed too, making a number of impressive saves. So this has given Plymouth manager Derek Adams a welcome selection headache, with the Arsenal loanee Matt Macey having started all of their third tier games so far this season.

Matt Macey of Plymouth Argyle during the Sky Bet League One match between Shrewsbury Town and Plymouth Argyle at New Meadow on November 27, 2018 in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom.

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