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Milijas excited by Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Serbian midfielder Nenad Milijas says he is relishing the opportunity to play Premier League football for Wolves.

Milijas signed a four-year deal from Red Star Belgrade in June but struggled with visa problems initially.

However, the 26-year-old made his debut in the 2-0 friendly defeat to Bristol City on Saturday and says he is looking forward to playing in the top division.

He told BBC WM: "I think we'll get better. I want to play in the Premier League and this is the club for me."

"I had offers from clubs in Spain and Italy, but Wolves watched me in five or six games, for the national team and for Red Star," he added.

Despite an indifferent performance by us, Milijas stood out as a very good player

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy

Danny Haynes and Nicky Maynard scored the first-half goals for Bristol City at Ashton Gate to secure victory.

But Wolves boss Mick McCarthy was impressed by Milijas's contribution and he thinks the midfielder will make a major contribution to the team this season.

"Despite an indifferent performance by us, he stood out as a very good player," said McCarthy.

The Wolves boss also said he is in no rush to make a decision over Bobo Balde, 33, as the former Celtic defender has been on trial at Molineux.

"It'll be a while because he's not fit," McCarthy told BBC WM. "He didn't play for a long time, and he ran himself to exhaustion in our previous friendly. He wants to show what he can do when he's fully fit."



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