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Wolves chief Thelwell insists FC Jumilla great for youth development

Wolves chief Kevin Thelwell says Spanish partners FC Jumilla will be ideal for their youth development plans.

Wolves sent nine players on loan to Spain to gain more experience and Thelwell believes their game will be benefited all round.

He said: “Jumilla is very different to the 'group 3' (we've had at Compton.

“The loan market is very different in England, people take players without necessarily giving them the opportunity to play.

“We wanted to find some cooperation to give our players the opportunity to evolve as players and people.

“For example Ryan Leak, who's not had a lot of experience of being aboard, it's a great opportunity to go for six or 12 months, be more independent, learn a language, and develop more as a person.

“His football is good enough for sure but he may come back as a different person.

“For all the lads over there it's an opportunity to play senior football, be more independent, be enriched by the experience and come back better for it.

“They play in Segunda B in the third tier, the league is a mixture of senior and under-23 teams so it'll be interesting to see how the lads get on."

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