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O’Hara: Wolves a proper club now but massive divide between players and fans in my time

Jamie O’Hara admits there was a ‘massive divide’ between players and fans when he played for Wolves – but claims they are a ‘proper club’ now. O’Hara, along with Roger Johnson, remains a divisive figure among the Molineux faithful for his part in the ‘double-dip’ relegations that sent the club spiralling from the Premier League to League One from 2011-13. Fans claimed he made a gesture of rubbing his fingers together to indicate his wealth in the defeat at Brighton that sealed Wolves’ fate to League One in 2013. Speaking on talkSPORT, the midfielder said: “I think the problem was…

Jimenez hands Wolves boost for Burnley

Raul Jimenez has handed Wolves a boost of being available for Saturday’s trip to Burnley. The 15-goal top scorer was not involved in Mexico’s 4-2 friendly win against Paraguay, played in California in the early hours of Wednesday, UK time. There were concerns over the 27-year-old on-loan Benfica forward’s availability for the weekend had he been involved last night. But his exclusion means that barring jet lag, he should be ready for selection for head coach Nuno Espirito Santo for the trip to Turf Moor. Jimenez maintained his hot streak of scoring form after netting the first goal in Mexico’s…

Wolves captain Conor Coady reacts to England snub

Conor Coady insists it’s more important to focus on doing well for Wolves than dwell on being snubbed by England. England coach Gareth Southgate says he overlooked the Wolves captain for his latest two Euro 202 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro because of reservations about him adapting to a back four as Coady plays in a defensive three. Everton’s Michael Keane and James Tarkowski of Burnley were selected instead, but Coady, who once captained England Under-17s to European glory, isn’t concerned. “I don’t feel hard done by, not at all,” the skipper told Wolves official wesbite. “This is…

Doherty, Saiss, Gibbs-White and Watt feature in Wolves’ international round-up

Matt Doherty was dropped from the Ireland line-up that beat Georgia 1-0 tonight after boss Mick McCarthy admitted he had got it wrong playing the Wolves man as a right winger against Gibraltar. Doherty and Sean Maguire were replaced by Villa’s Glenn Whelan and Robbie Brady as Ireland repeated their 1-0 win in the previous Euro 2020 qualifier. The Molineux wing back did get some action however, replacing David McGoldrick for the last eight minutes. By then, Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane had scored the only goal, curling in a free kick from just outside the box in the 35th minute…

Wolves’ Connor Ronan: Why I won’t be following Declan Rice

Young Wolves winger Connor Ronan insists he won’t be following Declan Rice and swapping Ireland for England. The 21-year-old, currently on loan in Slovakia, earned the man-of-the-match award playing for Ireland Under-21s after supplying assists for two of the goals in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Luxembourg. There are concerns in Ireland that dual-eligible players could favour England over Ireland after West Ham midfielder Rice, who was recently named as their young player of the year, chose to join the Three Lions. Rice was born and raised in Surrey but was capped three times by Ireland as a full international after…

Wolves confirm tournament trip to China for Asia Trophy

Wolves have confirmed they will heading to China this summer for the first time in its history to compete in the Premier League Asia Trophy. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will play two matches in the competition, on Wednesday July 17 in Nanjing and Saturday, July 20 in Shanghai, as the club makes its first appearance in the biennial tournament. Wolves will be joined by fellow Premier League clubs Manchester City, Newcastle United and West Ham, going head-to-head with one of those teams at the 61,443-capacity Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on July 17.   Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre. The winners of…

Wolves stars rested in Portugal – international round-up

Goalkeeper Rui Patricio was the only Wolves player involved for Portugal as they made it successive home draws in their Euro 2020 qualifiers, this time ending 1-1 against Serbia. Patricio was picking the ball out of the net as early as the seventh minute when Serbia led after Dusan Tadic’s penalty, but the hosts equalised through a spectacular 25-yard strike from Danilo Pereira. Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho, who both started Friday’s 0-0 draw against Ukraine, were unused substitutes for the Euro 2016 winners this time, while Diogo Jota was again on the bench. Cristiano Ronaldo went off injured, pulling…

Wolves have sold more than 21,000 tickets for Wembley so far

Wolves have sold more than 21,000 tickets for their FA Cup semi-final against Watford at Wembley, prior to them going on sale to members tomorrow. Seats go on sale to members, based on a loyalty point structure, on Tuesday as the club prepares for its first semi-final since 1998. Tickets for the game, which is on Sunday, April 7 (4pm), will be sold online at www.wolvestickets.co.uk, or via telephone on 0371 222 1877. They will not be available from the ticket office via counter sales. Sales to My Wolves, #WolfPack or Young Wolves members begin on Tuesday, March 26 at…

Bright future uncertain for Wolves forward

Bright Enobakhare’s chances of joining Coventry on a permanent basis could hinge on the Sky Blues’ financial position. The 21-year-old Wolves forward has scored four goals in 11 games on loan at the Sky Blues after six games for Kilmarnock in the first half of the season. Coventry boss Mark Robins is a big admirer of Enobakhare but suggests any move is up in the air. Asked if there was a chance he could sign him permanently, Robins told www.wolvesbitecom: “Who knows? There’s a lot of water to go under the bridge yet. “Bright’s contribution on the ball will never…

Wolves new boys have made the difference – Bennett

Ryan Bennett admits Wolves’ summer signings have taken the team to another level. Since Wolves romped to the Championship title last season, Rui Patricio, Jonny Castro Otto, Leander Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho, Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore have been added to the squad at a cost of around £71m. Wolves are hoping to turn Jimenez’s loan from Benfica into a £30m permanent signing and become a new club record capture, eclipsing the £18m they paid for Traore and Jonny. The significant investment looks money well spent though, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side seventh in the Premier League and into the semi-finals…