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Wolves youngsters ready to relish their chance at Villa

Wolves are set to give youth a chance at Aston Villa on Wednesday night – and homegrown youngsters Taylor Perry and Dion Sanderson can’t wait. Midfielder Perry, 18, and centre back Sanderson, 19, trained with the first team in the open training session at Molineux this week as Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad prepared for the Carabao Cup fourth round tie at Villa Park. Perry is from Kingswinford and Sanderson hails from Wednesfield and having come through the ranks at Wolves for several years, both players know what a derby means to the local community. “Wolves versus Villa is always been…

Neto sets his sights on firing Wolves to beat Villa

Pedro Neto has set his sights on playing his part in firing Wolves into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals at Aston Villa on Wednesday night. The 19-year-old forward made his comeback in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Newcastle after missing three games with a bruised heel. Neto is expected to start at Villa Park as head coach Nuno Espirito Santo looks to juggle his pack to keep his squad fresh and extend their unbeaten run of eight matches in all competitions. Wolves are three quarterts of the way into a hectic spell of four successive away games in 10 days, with Arsenal…

Fosun look to reduce spending on Wolves under stake plan

Wolves’ owners Fosun International are looking to rein in their spending on the club under any new investment – as they revealed £20m profits for last season. Fosun are said to be looking to sell a 20 per cent stake in Wolves for between £50m and £100m, which would value the club at around £350m. The Chinese investment firm paid £45m for the club when they bought it from Steve Morgan in July 2016. “It’s more to test the market, to see the value of Wolves,” chairman Jeff Shi told the Financial Times. Shi says Fosun is looking for an…

Mel Eves exclusive: ‘Wolves turned down Villa bid for me’

Wolves favourite Mel Eves has revealed how he could have joined Aston Villa at the peak of their powers. The former striker, who won the League Cup with Wolves in 1980, says he was told of a bid from Villa Park in the months after Ron Saunders’s side won the League in 1981. By then, Eves had played against Villa regularly, and scored against them in a 3-1 home win in May 1978, and in a 2-1 away defeat in September 1980. But news of the offer came to Eves via an unusual source – not initially via the manager…

Wolves boss Nuno: Now let’s do it for 90 minutes

Nuno Espirito Santo has set about trying to turn Wolves in a 90-minute team after their 1-1 draw at Newcastle. Wolves dominated after the break at St James’s Park, but all they had to show for their efforts was Jonny Castro Otto’s equaliser to cancel out Jamaal Lascelles’s first-half header. Diogo Jota missed two openings and Matt Doherty headed over from a golden chance at the death as Wolves pushed for the winner. Wolves were much better for the switch from 3-5-2 in the first half to 3-4-3 in the second. Nuno’s side are now eight games unbeaten in all…

Wolves defender Boly to undergo scan after ankle break

Stricken Wolves defender Willy Boly is to undergo a scan on Monday after breaking his left ankle in training. The 28-year-old Frenchman was injured in training on Saturday while jumping a box and tests showed he has broken his fibula, the smaller bone in the lower leg. “He is going to have an MRI tomorrow to see, really, what he has,” said head coach Nuno Espirito Santo after Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Newcastle. “Then, on Tuesday, he is going to see a specialist to see what there is to do. “The worst thing is that it happened. It was a…

Jonny rescues a point for Wolves but it should have been all three – report

Newcastle United 1 (Lascelles 37) Wolves 1 (Jonny 73) Wolves were excellent value for their hard-earned point at Newcastle and should have had all three as they extended their unbeaten run to eight games in all competitions. Jonny Castro Otto’s first goal of the season in the 73rd minute cancelled out Jamaal Lascelles’s 37th-minute header to cap a dominant second-half performance after head coach Nuno Espirito Santo switched from 3-5-2 to 3-4-3 at half-time. Newcastle ended the game with 10 men after Sean Longstaff saw red for a high lunge on Ruben Neves eight minutes from time. And Wolves could…

Wolves hand on proud record – but who can match Jimmy Mullen’s amazing contribution?

Wolves handed a proud record on that has lasted for more than 64 years after Leicester’s amazing 9-0 win at Southampton – but it exposed a giant contribution from Molineux legend Jimmy Mullen. Up until Friday night, no team had overtaken the milestone that Stan Cullis’s side achieved on September 3, 1955 when they beat Cardiff City 9-1 to register the joint biggest away win in top flight history. Wolves were already in excellent scoring form prior to their record achievements in south Wales. At Ninian Park, Wolves equalled Sunderland’s victory against Newcastle at St James’s Park from 1908 after…

Prolific Wolves U23s striker earns reward with trip to Newcastle

Wolves have rewarded prolific striker Benny Ashley-Seal for his outstanding scoring run with a place in the travelling squad for the Premier League game at Newcastle on Sunday. The 20-year-old Londoner, who signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract in January, has won a place in Nuno Espirito Santo’s travelling party for the long televised trip to the North East after bagging eight goals in his last five games. Ashley-Seal scored doubles in both the 4-3 Under-23s defeat against Liverpool last Sunday and in the 2-1 Premier League Cup success at Derby, netted one in the 2-1 home reverse against Southampton Under-23s…

Wolves confirm Boly’s suspected lower leg break in massive blow

Wolves have confirmed key defender Willy Boly has suffered a suspected break to his lower leg. The 28-year-old centre back sustained the injury in training on Saturday as the squad prepared for Sunday’s Premier League game at Newcastle. It is not known exactly how the Frenchman broke his leg, but he is undergoing further tests after initial tests indicated a fracture. Wolves head of medical Phil Hayward said: “Unfortunately, Willy Boly sustained a serious injury to his left ankle in training earlier today. “Initial tests show a fracture to his fibula (smaller bone of the two in the lower leg),…