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January 6, 2020

Ruddy hell! John admits it’s ‘not nice’ being Wolves’ back-up ‘keeper

John Ruddy has revealed his frustration at being Wolves back-up goalkeeper. The 33-year-old came in for only his fifth outing of the season in Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie against Manchester United and kept a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw – his third shutout of the season. The stalemate at least means Ruddy is almost guaranteed another game in the replay at Old Trafford a week on Tuesday. But he is resigned to losing his place to first choice Ruo Patricio for Saturday’s return to Premier League action for the visit of Newcastle. Former Norwich shotstopper Ruddy, who…

Wolves to face Watford or Tranmere away if they can win Man United replay

Wolves will face a trip to the winners of Watford and Tranmere in the fourth round of the FA Cup – if they win their replay away to Manchester United. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were part of the first pairing out of the draw, and if they overcome United at Old Trafford, face a tricky tie whoever wins the other replay, after Micky Mellon’s League One side came from 3-0 down to rescue a 3-3 draw at Vicarage Road. If it’s Watford, Wolves have an early chance of Cup revenge after last season’s 3-2 extra-time semi-final defeat at Wembley. They…

Nuno: Give Wolves youngster time to Seal his place

Nuno Espirito Santo admits young Wolves striker Benny Ashley-Seal needs time to reach his full potential. The 20-year-old forward made his full debut in Saturday’s 0-0 FA Cup third round draw against Manchester United, leading the line in place of Raul Jimenez and in the absence of the soon-to-depart Patrick Cutrone. Ashley-Seal was replaced at half-time after a mixed 45 minutes in which he tested United’s experienced central defenders Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof. “It was good, Benny did well. He started the game well, a couple of runs gave a bit of trouble to Maguire and Lindelof and after…

Wolves to sign young Dutch central defender from PSV

Wolves are signing teenage PSV Eindhoven centre-back Nigel Lonwijk. The Dutch club have announced the 17-year-old, who has been linked with Wolves for more than two months, is coming to Molineux to join the development set-up. Reports say Wolves have agreed to pay around £190,000 (200,000 euros) compensation to land the youngster. PSV said: “Nigel Lonwijk has made the definitive switch to the English football club Wolverhampton with effect from the second half of the season.” Lonwijk, who is described as a strong, athletic right-footed central defender, has been been playing for PSV’s Under-19s and is a Holland Under-16 international.…