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Nenad Milijas still learning about Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Nenad Milijas
Nenad Milijas scored in the victory over Manchester City on Saturday

Wolves midfielder Nenad Milijas has admitted that he found it difficult to adapt to Premier League football.

The Serbia international has started only 14 top-flight matches for Wolves since moving to Molineux from Red Star Belgrade in June 2009.

"I'm still learning because although I was here last year, I probably played 12 or 13 games," Milijas told BBC WM.

"That's not enough to learn about the Premier League, but now I feel I have learned enough to play here."

The 27-year-old has started the last two Premier League matches, coming back into the team that lost 2-0 to Chelsea on 23 October and then scoring in the 2-1 home victory over Manchester City a week later.

Milijas missed the majority of pre-season after playing in the World Cup for Serbia and has been put through six weeks of intensive training to get his fitness to the level required.

"It was really hard for me to train and not play," said Milijas. "I was late back from the World Cup but I've worked hard and talked with the gaffer [Mick McCarthy].

"He's told me what he expects of me and now my aim is to stay in the team and play like I have been, but all the time."

Wolves face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, where Milijas will be up against his international colleague Nemanja Vidic.

"We speak all the time and this is a game that they need to take three points from," added Milijas.

"We have a lot of jokes, it happens all of the time. We will see each other again in a couple of weeks on international duty."

Milijas has scored three times for Wolves this season, with the other two coming from the penalty spot in Carling Cup ties against Southend United and Notts County.

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