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November 1, 2019

Boss says Wolves fans must get used to seeing kids in the Carabao Cup

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves will continue to use the Carabao Cup to blood youngsters. Frustrated fans have criticised the head coach’s decision to make 11 changes and field one of the club’s youngest sides in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat at Villa in the Carabao Cup, which ended their eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions. The head coach gave debuts to five players at Villa – right-sided defender Dion Sanderson, 19 and midfielder Chem Campbell, 16, from the start, and striker Benny Ashley-Seal, 20, midfielder Terry Taylor, 18, and 22-year-old defensive midfielder Flavio Cristovao from the bench, while Taylor Perry, 18,…

Wolves can cope without Boly and Bennett – Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves can plug the gap left by Willy Boly and Ryan Bennett. Bennett has joined Boly on the sidelines for Saturday’s Premier League clash at Arsenal with a recurrence of the groin problem that forced him off in the 1-1 draw against Southampton 13 days ago. Boly is out for several months with a broken ankle after undergoing surgery this week. Head coach Nuno has the option of moving Matt Doherty and Romain Saiss alongside captain Conor Coady for the trip to the Emirates – as he did at Newcastle last weekend – as well as…

Nuno: Wolves can’t go back to the future against Arsenal

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves can’t go back to the future when they take on Arsenal. Wolves took four points off the Gunners last season, winning 3-1 at Molineux in March after a 1-1 draw at the Emirates in November when they did enough to win. However, the Molineux men haven’t won away to Arsenal in 10 meetings going back to a 3-2 victory in September 1979. But Wolves have a impressive record against the top six under Nuno, with a stunning victory at champions Manchester City recently to follow last season’s sequence of two wins and a draw against…

Nuno vows to stick with the Wolves kids – but pleads for patience

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo insists he will stick with the kids – but stressed patience will be required to see results. The head coach gave debuts to five players in Wednesday’s 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat at Villa – right-sided defender Dion Sanderson, 19 and midfielder Chem Campbell, 16, from the start and striker Benny Ashley-Seal, 20, midfielder Terry Taylor, 18, and 22-year-old defensive midfielder Flavio Cristovao from the bench, while Taylor Perry, 18, made his first start. Previously, Nuno has handed chances to Academy graduates Bright Enobakhare, Morgan Gibbs-White, Connor Ronan, Donovan Wilson, Oskar Buur Rasmussen, Elliot Watt, Niall…

Bennett’s injury creates defensive crisis at Wolves

Ryan Bennett has added to Wolves’ defensive woes after being ruled out for Saturday’s clash at Arsenal. The 29-year-old aggravated the groin problem that forced him off in the 1-1 draw against Southampton 13 days ago in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat at Villa. Now the former Norwich stopper been added to the casualty list that includes central defensive partner Willy Boly, who is out for several months with a broken ankle. The pair have been two thirds of the regular defensive trio with captain Conor Coady since the Championship title winning season of 2018-19. “Ryan is not OK,” said head…