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November 6, 2019

Nuno seeking more consistency from Wolves midfielder Neves

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has hinted he is looking for more consistency from Ruben Neves. The Portugal international made the most of a more advanced role in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Arsenal after swapping with Joao Moutinho and enjoyed arguably his best game of the season, which was also his 100th appearance for the club. Neves had four shots on goal, forcing a save from goalkeeper Bernd Leno while two more efforts flew just over the bar and one was blocked. Nuno believes Neves can operate further forward but wants to see him string together a run of higher…

Wolves boss relieved to be back at Molineux and seeking home comforts

Nuno Espirito Santo wants Wolves to ‘play it again’ in a repeat of their last result against Slovan Bratislava. Wolves recovered from Andraz Sporar’s 11th-minute opener in Bratislava to win 2-1 after Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez struck in a five-minute spell after the break. That scoring pattern echoes the recoveries Wolves have made in the Premier League. Nuno’s side have retrieved deficits six times so far this season to rescue 1-1 draws, while 86 per cent of their goals have come in the second half. The Molineux head coach wants the same again at Molineux as in Slovakia, but…

Nuno: I want my Wolves players to be like Traore

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says his job is to make players versatile – and hailed Adama Traore as the example. Traore has flourished this season despite the challenge of switching positions between right wing back in a four and five-man midfield, right-sided forward and striker. Others have shown a similar flexibility, with Romain Saiss switching between centre back and central midfield, Conor Coady having played central midfield and right back before head coach Nuno converting him to a sweeper and Diogo Jota adapting to a strike role after playing on the left wing. Recently we have seen Leander Dendoncker…

Doc in boost to Wolves for Bratislava tie – but news not so good on MGW

Wolves have been boosted by the return of Matt Doherty for Thursday’s Europa League clash against Slovan Bratislava. The Ireland international came off with a recurrence of his knee problem in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal but has recovered to be ready for the Group K tie at Molineux. Defender Ryan Bennett is also expected to be available after his groin problem. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said: “Matt is OK. He’s recovered well from a knock on his knee. He did struggle, but he’s recovered well and he’s OK.” But the news is less encouraging on midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White.…

Michael Kightly interview Part One: Winger wants to play with his Wolves mates again

Michael Kightly wants to roll back the years and play for Wolves again with his former team-mates – well, a golden oldies version anyway! As one of four debutants with Kevin Foley, Karl Henry and 52-year-old Matt Forman, the recently-retired 33-year-old was the youngest player on view for Wolves All Stars on Sunday. Their appearances attracted a crowd of around 500 as the winger made a scoring bow from the spot in a 7-2 win over JJX Logistics at Wednesfield FC in a game that raised over £2,500 for Breast Cancer Now. Kightly and his old pals were reunited on…