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Jimenez hands Wolves boost for Burnley

Raul Jimenez has handed Wolves a boost of being available for Saturday’s trip to Burnley.

The 15-goal top scorer was not involved in Mexico’s 4-2 friendly win against Paraguay, played in California in the early hours of Wednesday, UK time.

There were concerns over the 27-year-old on-loan Benfica forward’s availability for the weekend had he been involved last night.

But his exclusion means that barring jet lag, he should be ready for selection for head coach Nuno Espirito Santo for the trip to Turf Moor.

Jimenez maintained his hot streak of scoring form after netting the first goal in Mexico’s 3-1 win over Chile on Saturday.

His strike was the fourth consecutive game he has netted in for club and country, and his fifth strike in six outings.

Jimenez’s game was the last involving the 10 Wolves players on international duty.

Rui Patricio, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Diogo Jota have returned from Portugal duty, as have Matt Doherty from Ireland, Romain Saiss from Morocco, Leander Dendoncker from Belgium, Morgan Gibbs-White from England Under-19s and Ruben Vinagre from Portugal Under-20s.