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August 7, 2019

Doherty hands Wolves boost; Vallejo and Cutrone could debut

Wolves have been handed a major boost before their latest foray into Europe with the return of Matt Doherty. The club’s longest-serving player is available for the first time this summer after recovering from a knee injury, and could feature in Thursday’s Europa League third qualifying round trip to Armenian side FC Pyunik. Doherty suffered the ligament niggle in pre-season training and he missed the trip to China for the Asia Trophy, as well as the first two Europa League ties against Crusaders. But he is fully fit now. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said: “Matt is going to travel…

‘Electric’ Wolves players to feel fully charged after Armenia trip

Wolves players will be ‘charged up’ from their gruelling 6,370-mile trip to Armenia before Leicester – quite literally. The players will use electric muscle stimulation to help recover from their Europa League exertions before their Premier League opener on Sunday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad play FC Pyunik on Thursday in the third qualifying round first leg before returning on Friday morning to prepare for a Midlands derby on Sunday. Wolves are leaving no stone to try protect the players from the effects of lengthy air travel and playing in such a short space of time. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo…

Nuno plays down Wolves as ‘favourites’ against Pyunik

Nuno Espirito Santo will not see Wolves as the favourites as they prepare to face Armenian minnows FC Pyunik. Wolves are 1-5 with bet365 to progress in Thursday night’s Europa League third qualifying round tie. Pyunik are the most decorated club in Armenia despite only being formed in 1992. They finished second in their league last season and have beaten Macedeonian outfit FC Shkupi and Czech Republic side Jablonec to reach this stage, but they are expected to be no match for Premier League opposition. Head coach Nuno sees it differently though. “It’s going to be tough. They did well…