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Nuno signals welcome break for Wolves star Raul

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has welcomed an international break for Raul Jimenez – and said his remarkable record is all down to the striker. Mexico coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino says all European-based players involved in the Gold Cup will be rested for the friendly at home to Trinidad and Tobago on October 2 and the four CONCACAF qualifiers against Bermuda twice and Panama twice next month and November. It means Jimenez will not be playing international football until next March. The 28-year-old £32.6m club record signing has just returned from Texas against the USA – where he didn’t feature…

Nuno doesn’t want a statue, he wants more Molineux magic from Wolves

Proud Nuno Espirito Santo wants to create more magical Molineux memories rather than join Wolves royalty with a statue. Head coach Nuno says he is honoured to be in charge of the club as it celebrates its 130th anniversary of playing at Molineux with the visit of Chelsea on Saturday. The Portuguese has played his part in that history by leading Wolves to the Championship title, seventh place in the Premier League, the Europa League group stages and an FA Cup semi-final in little over two years in charge. But he is not ready to join the three who have…

Double boost for Wolves as Doc and Saiss fit for Chelsea

Wolves have been handed a double fitness boost for the visit of Chelsea on Saturday as they seek their first Premier League win of the season. Matt Doherty and Romain Saiss are both fit and available for the game after recent concerns. Doherty underwent a small operation for a non-footballing issue during the international break and missed Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Switzerland and Bulgaria. Saiss returned home early from Morocco duty with a minor knock. “Romain had a minor problem with the international team but he’s been having treatment and he is doing well,” said head coach Nuno Espirito…

Wolves will be one of Chelsea’s toughest games – Nevin

Wolves’ opponents on Saturday Chelsea have been warned they face one of their stiffest examinations of the season at Molineux. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side return to action after the international break against Frank Lampard’s outfit seeking their first Premier League win of the campaign. Wolves took four points off Chelsea last term as part of their excellent record against the top six – winning 2-1 at Molineux – and Stamford Bridge favourite Pat Nevin believes the tests won’t come much harder than Saturday’s clash, which also marks the 130th anniversary of Molineux. Nuno’s side are seeking to extend their 15-match…

Joao Moutinho backed to win a new deal at Wolves

Wolves magician Joao Moutinho has been backed to win a new contract to continue his Molineux fairytale. The midfielder turned 33 on Sunday but he is out of contract at the end of the season and some fans are urging the club to tie him down to a new deal. Moutinho, who has previously talked about wanting to play until he is 40, has been described as the best Wolves player since Peter Knowles by many and is still wowing fans with his performances. As yet, there is no news on whether contract talks have started however, although now departed…

‘A magic place to play’ – Hibbitt on 130 years of Molineux as parade planned

Wolves are planning a parade of former players as part of the celebrations for the 130th anniversary of Molineux on Saturday. It’s understood up to 12 of the club’s highest appearance makers have been invited to the Premier League game against Chelsea to mark the special occasion. Among those invited are club record appearance maker Derek Parkin, Kenny Hibbitt, who is second on the list, Steve Bull, the highest goalscorer, John Richards, John McAlle, Geoff Palmer, Phil Parkes – who holds the club record for consecutive appearances – and Andy Thompson. The players will enjoy a champagne reception hosted by…

Wolves man Dendoncker wins praise for support role in De Bruyne show

Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker has been praised for his role as the support cast to Kevin De Bruyne for Belgium. De Bruyne stole the show in the 4-0 win against Scotland at Hampden on Monday by setting up three goals before scoring the fourth himself to continue Belgium’s 100 per cent record in their Euro 2020 qualifiers. But Dendoncker and Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans gave the Manchester City star the platform to carry out his vision with a passing masterclass. De Bruyne was at his best as he set up Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Vermaelen, Toby Alderweireld before adding himself to…

Edwards says Wolves U23s are loving the battle on four fronts

Rob Edwards insists Wolves Under-23s are relishing battling on four fronts this season – just like the first team. The youngsters are playing in Premier League 2 Division 1, the International Cup for the first time, the renamed Leasing.com Trophy (Checkatrade last season) and Premier League 2 League Cup this season. And just like Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, their campaign is hectic. After league games away to Manchester City this Saturday then at home to Arsenal on Friday September 20, Edwards’s side will embark on their journey in the Leasing.com Trophy on Tuesday, September 24 when they travel to Carlisle.…

Wolves face Saiss wait ahead of Chelsea clash

Wolves are facing a waiting game on the fitness of Romain Saiss for the visit of Chelsea on Saturday. The Morocco international was not in the squad for his country’s 1-1 draw with Burkina Faso on Friday, amid claims he has suffered an unspecified injury. Morocco are set to take on Niger in another friendly on Tuesday evening. Reports say Saiss has left the Morocco squad, though there is no confirmation on his injury. If fit, Saiss is a contender for the suspended Willy Boly’s place on the left side of the back three against Frank Lampard’s side. The versatile…

Walker makes debut and reminisces at Wolves FPA golf day

Wolves Former Players Association recorded its biggest turnout at their annual golf day – boosted by an appearance of a special guest for the first time. Twenty players spanning four decades – the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s – attended the popular event at Oxley Park Golf Club. Former winger Paul Walker, who had not seen old team-mates Phil Parkes, John McAlle, Kenny Hibbitt and John Richards for almost 50 years, made his first appearance at the event after travelling down from his home in Leeds. Terry Wharton, Gerry Farrell (a late 1960s reserve teamer who signed pro in 1970),…