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Mendes can help turn Wolves into a top-six force – Ndah

Jorge Mendes’s influence can attract world class players and push Wolves into the Premier League’s top six. That’s the opinion of popular former Wolves striker George Ndah. With the help of the Portuguese super-agent, Wolves have signed Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Diogo Jota, Rui Patricio and Willy Boly among others to transform from a mid-ranking Championship club to seventh in the Premier League and FA Cup semi-finalists inside two years. Neves swapped the Champions League with Porto for the Championship with Wolves in a then club record £15.8m move but the gamble worked out. At £5m, the signing of Moutinho…

Downing: MGW needs to draw on World Cup win for England

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White has been told to draw on his World Cup winning experience to help England Under-19s to this summer’s European Championship finals. Starting tomorrow (Wednesday), the Young Lions play Czech Republic, Greece and Denmark at St Georges’ Park, with only the top team of the four-nation group progressing to July’s finals in Armenia. Gibbs-White is included in head coach Keith Downing’s 21-man squad who kick off against the Czechs, before they tackle Greece on Saturday, then host Denmark next Tuesday. Downing, the popular former Wolves midfielder said: “We have some real experience in our side, as many…

Coady: Let’s do it right this time

Conor Coady has urged Wolves to ‘do it right’ in the FA Cup semi-final after his previous experience at the same stage of the competition. Wolves clinched their place in the last four with a 2-1 win over Manchester United in a result that was more comprehensive than the scoreline suggests. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side now face Watford at Wembley on Sunday, April 7 at 4pm for a place in the final, and will have 33,000 gold and black devotees roaring them on. The teams will know the opponents in the final as the other semi between Manchester City and…

Wolves’ FA Cup semi-final date confirmed

Wolves’ FA Cup semi-final against Watford at Wembley will be played on Sunday, April 7, the FA has confirmed. The game will kick-off at 4pm and is due to be broadcast live on BT Sport 2. The other semi-final tie between Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion will be on Saturday April 6, at 5.30pm, and that game will be live on BBC1. The reward for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side for knocking Manchester United will be the club’s first semi-final appearance in 21 years. Wolves supporters have been allocated about 33,000 tickets in the East side of Wembley Stadium…

Matt Doherty set for forward role

Matt Doherty could be set for a more forward role with Ireland under his old Wolves manager, Mick McCarthy. The long-serving Molineux stalwart has impressed hugely at right wing back this season and McCarthy, who is preparing for his first games since returning to the Irish hotseat, recently said Doherty was the best in that position in the Premier League. Doherty, 27, has struggled for games at international level because previous boss Martin O’Neill preferred Seamus Coleman at right back and the Everton man is also the captain, while he also picked Cyrus Christie ahead of the Wolves defender. Injuries…

Wolves captain Coady’s verdict on missing England call

Wolves captain Conor Coady insists he has never given an England call-up a thought because he is competing with World Cup semi-finalists. Coady has been snubbed for a place in Gareth Southgate’s 25-man squad for the UEFA European Championship qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro despite a tremendous season at the back for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side which has seen a clamour for his inclusion. Southgate has selected Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Michael Keane of Everton along with the more established Harry Maguire and John Stones. But Coady, who kept England’s Marcus Rashford quiet until he scored a consolation…

Southgate: Why I snubbed Conor Coady for England

Gareth Southgate admits the formation Wolves play counts against Conor Coady forcing his way into the England team. Coady has had an outstanding first full season in the Premier League, but the England head coach resisted the clamour to select the Molineux captain in his 25-man squad for the forthcoming UEFA European Championship qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro. Instead he opted for Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Michael Keane of Everton alongside first-choice centre backs Harry Maguire and John Stones. Southgate admitted he is unlikely to pick 26-year-old Coady as he plays as a sweeper in a 3-5-2 formation,…

Wolves win over United makes history – and look at those stats!

Wolves’ FA Cup win against Manchester United has made them a piece of history – and it could help them to another. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side became the first team to knock both Liverpool and United out of the Cup in the same season without needing a replay (both 2-1 home wins), according to The Times. If they maintain their position of seventh in the Premier League, the Molineux men will become the first newly promoted team since United in 1975-76 to finish in the top seven and reach the FA Cup semi-finals in the same season. Wolves and Watford…

Giles stars but Wolves U23s lose out at Derby

Wolves Under-23s couldn’t repeat the heroics of their seniors’ win against Manchester United as they were denied a quarter-final place in the Premier League Cup, losing 2-1 to Derby. Highly-rated left wing back Ryan Giles gave Wolves hope by halving a two-goal deficit with 11 minutes to go after switching to play up front, but it proved too little, too late at Pride Park. Derby’s Jayden Mitchell-Lawson rounded off a memorable week, following his first-team debut against Stoke City on Wednesday with a goal and an assist to help the Rams reach the last eight for the first time. The…

Neves: Wolves’ J-force can score against anyone

Ruben Neves believes Wolves’ J-force duo Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota can score against anyone. The in-form pair were on target in Saturday’s 2-1 win against Manchester United that has earned Wolves a semi-final against Watford at Wembley on April 6 or 7. Jimenez and Jota have now scored 19 goals in Wolves’ last 21 games, with the duo on 12 and seven respectively since the 2-1 win against Chelsea on December 5. “Everybody knows our quality up front and in possession, so we can score against every team,” Neves told www.wolves.co.uk “Fortunately, our two strikers again scored, they are…