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September 26, 2019

Bennett flying in training for Wolves – boss Nuno

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo insists Ryan Bennett is flying in training as he strives to win his Premier League place back. Bennett returned to play sweeper in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Reading and scored in the penalty shootout as Wolves won 4-2 after the game ended 1-1. Former Norwich defender Bennett has been dropped from the squad for the last two League games, the 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace and the 5-2 defeat at home to Chelsea, even though he returned for the 1-0 home loss to Braga in the Europa League when he was at fault for…

Coady chasing another Wolves record as holder Parkes thinks otherwise

Conor Coady might have missed out on one Wolves record for now – but he still has eyes on another. Coady’s absence from the Wolves team against Reading in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night meant he missed the chance to continue edging towards Phil Parkes’s club record of consecutive appearances, which stands at 171 in all competitions from September 1970 to September 1973. Wolves captain Coady, who was an unused substitute against the Royals, played in 78 consecutive games in league and cup until he was handed a well-earned reat by head coach Nuno Espirito Santo for the third…

Nuno admits ‘bad’ injuries temper Wolves win as two stretchered off

Nuno Espirito Santo admitted the injuries which saw debutants Bruno Jordao and Meritan Shabani stretchered off on their Wolves debuts in the 4-2 penalty shootout victory against Reading tarnished the return to winning ways. Jordao suffered an ankle injury after a challenge with Charlie Adam and Shabani’s leg appeared to buckle and be unable to straighten, despite him not being involved in a challenge. “Shabani looks like a long one, he is now being analysed by the doctor, then we will know what happened but it looks bad. We don’t know yet,” said head coach Nuno. “Jordao’s is a different…

Wolves’ return to winning ways comes at a price in Reading shootout

Wolves 1 (Jordao 28) Reading 1 (Boye 90+9) (FT, Wolves win 4-2 on penalties) Wolves finally returned to winning ways – albeit on a penalty shootout – as they reached the fourth round of the Carabao Cup and a trip to Villa by beating Reading in a shootout. But there was a potentially heavy price to pay as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side had two debutants – goalscorer Bruno Jordao and Meritan Shabani – stretchered off as they ended a four-match spell without a win. Jordao was forced off injured in the 41st minute while Shabani’s mystery but worrying exit on…