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Wolves man Doc facing Irish cold shoulder from Mick

Wolves wing back Matt Doherty could face another exile from international football after Ireland boss Mick McCarthy declared he prefers Seamus Coleman at right back. McCarthy played Coleman at right back and Doherty right midfield in Ireland’s 1-0 win in Gibraltar last week. But he admitted the experiment didn’t work, and claimed Doherty – who he signed for Wolves in 2010 – lacked a winger’s natural instincts. And asked how he made up his mind on the Coleman-Doherty conundrum, McCarthy told Dublin Live: “I didn’t have to. “Seamus plays right-back every week. The ‘Doc’ plays right wing back. And having…

Hibbitt: Wolves’ huge Wembley support can roar them to the final

Kenny Hibbitt believes Wolves’ record-breaking support will make all a ‘massive difference’ to the team at Wembley and roar them to the FA Cup final. The sold-out signs have been put up at Molineux after all 33,000 tickets were snapped up for the semi-final against Watford on Sunday, April 7. It means Wolves will be watched by their biggest support for nearly 16 years, since a similar number travelled to Cardiff for the Championship play-off final against Sheffield United at the Millennium Stadium. “Wolves have had a fantastic period over the last 18 months and expectations among the fans has…

Moutinho: I feel like I can play for another 10 years

Joao Moutinho is so loving life in Wolves’ midfield that he says he feels like he can play like he can play for another 10 years. The 32-year-old Portugal international has been a hugely impressive performer since his £5m move from Monaco last summer, arguably the most talented midfielder in gold and black in a generation. And he wants to carry on for another decade, if his legs will allow him. “I feel very good now. I have fresh legs. I tell people who ask me if I’m old that I’m 32 but I feel I can play 10 more…

Wolves kid Gibbs-White set for more England honours

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White looks set to be fast-tracked to the England Under-21s for Euro 2019. The 19-year-old was part of England’s Under-17s World Cup win and has continued his progress, to Keith Downing’s Under-19s group. Gibbs-White has just returned from the squad that played three elite qualifiers for this summer Under-19s European Championships at St Georges Park, only for the Young Lions to miss out on reaching this summer’s finals in Armenia. Now Under-21s coach Aidy Boothroyd wants him involved with the older age group for the UEFA Under-21s European Championships in Italy and San Marino this summer. “He…

Wolves’ Wembley sellout guarantees them their biggest following for 16 years

Wolves are guaranteed their biggest following for nearly 16 years after they sold their entire allocation of 33,000 tickets for their FA Cup semi-final with Watford at Wembley. Tickets were snapped up in the space of five days by season ticket holders and members for the eagerly-awaited clash on Sunday, April 7. The sell-out means Wolves will be backed by their biggest following since a similar number descended on Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium for the Championship play-off final win against Sheffield United in 2003, which was watched by 69,473, as the club prepares for its first FA Cup semi-final since 1998.…

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…