Wolves will be led out of the players’ tunnel by new captain Kilman in the opening game of the new Premier League season away to Manchester United. The captaincy was left vacant after the departure of Neves, and vice-captain Kilman, with his longstanding influence in the dressing room, is the logical successor.
For Kilman, becoming Wolves captain was another milestone in his career. Now, Kilman has grown from a Maidenhead United hopeful into the heart of the Black and Gold’s backline. Last season, the 26-year-old Englishman missed just one Premier League game. Kilman is humble enough to rise to challenges, overcome obstacles and learn from them throughout his soccer career.
“When I joined Wolves I was in the U23 team first. I was the older one in the team, so I became one of the team leaders. the U23s had five guys rotating as captains and that was my first experience of being a team leader. But when I came into the first team things were different, I was very quiet at first because there were so many older experienced players like Ruddy, Cowdie, Seth, Boley, Neves, Moutinho and others that I needed to look up to at the time and try to learn from them.”