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September 9, 2019

Wolves face Saiss wait ahead of Chelsea clash

Wolves are facing a waiting game on the fitness of Romain Saiss for the visit of Chelsea on Saturday. The Morocco international was not in the squad for his country’s 1-1 draw with Burkina Faso on Friday, amid claims he has suffered an unspecified injury. Morocco are set to take on Niger in another friendly on Tuesday evening. Reports say Saiss has left the Morocco squad, though there is no confirmation on his injury. If fit, Saiss is a contender for the suspended Willy Boly’s place on the left side of the back three against Frank Lampard’s side. The versatile…

Walker makes debut and reminisces at Wolves FPA golf day

Wolves Former Players Association recorded its biggest turnout at their annual golf day – boosted by an appearance of a special guest for the first time. Twenty players spanning four decades – the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s – attended the popular event at Oxley Park Golf Club. Former winger Paul Walker, who had not seen old team-mates Phil Parkes, John McAlle, Kenny Hibbitt and John Richards for almost 50 years, made his first appearance at the event after travelling down from his home in Leeds. Terry Wharton, Gerry Farrell (a late 1960s reserve teamer who signed pro in 1970),…

Gibbs-White happy his Wolves experience will boost England after more Three Lions action

Morgan Gibbs-White is convinced his Euro experience with Wolves is helping him with England Under-21s. The 19-year-old midfielder played the first 61 minutes in the Under-21s’ 2-0 win over Kosovo at Hull City on Monday night before being replaced by Norwich’s Todd Cantwell. Manchester City’s Phil Foden scored both goals in the Euro 2021 qualifier at the KCOM Stadium. It was Gibbs-White’s third cap for Aidy Boothroyd’s side after also starting the 3-2 win away to Turkey on Friday. The youngster is relishing the additional action after figuring in four games for Wolves so far this season and starring in…

Dendoncker hands Wolves a boost after returning for Belgium

Wolves were handed a fitness boost as Leander Dendoncker played the full game for Belgium in their 4-0 win against Scotland at Hampden Park. The 24-year-old midfielder missed Friday’s win over San Marino by the same scoreline with a minor knock after being kicked in training but came through Saturday’s session to play 90 minutes on Monday night. It was Dendoncker’s midfield partner Kevin de Bruyne who inspired Roberto Martinez’s world-ranked number one side to a brutal defeat of Scotland that all but ended their hopes of reaching Euro 2020 via their qualification group. The Manchester City midfielder set up…