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Nuno has a positive update on Wolves defender Willy Boly

Wolves defender Willy Boly is improving but Nuno Espirito Santo says there is no timeframe for his return. The 28-year-old centre back underwent a successful operation to repair his broken ankle in the days after suffering the injury in training before the Newcastle game on October 27. Boly is continuing in his rehabilitation at Compton every day and head coach Nuno says his break is healing. He is expected to be out until some time in the new year. “He’s here every day. He’s improving and he’s already walking with only one crutch to support himself,” said Nuno. “It’s a…

EXCLUSIVE: Wolves legend Mike Bailey’s son hit by riot police in Braga

Exclusive The son of Wolves legend Mike Bailey says he was hit by riot police at the game in Braga. Father of two and lifelong Wolves fan Andy Bailey, 50, claims he was one of dozens of supporters hit by baton-wielding riot police for no reason as they queued up to gain entry to the Europa League tie in Portugal. Wolves have launched a formal complaint to UEFA over the treatment of their fans in Braga after receiving scores of messages from angry fans. Some had phone chargers, flags and even tickets removed at various checkpoints close to the ground…

Wolves complain to UEFA about fans’ treatment – and Braga respond

Wolves have issued a formal complaint to UEFA over the treatment of their fans in Braga. Many supporters have complained about the excessive force used by police and/or security as they queued to gain entry to the Estadio Municipal last week. Around 6,000 Wolves fans travelled to Portugal for the Europa League group K game. Fans saw fellow supporters – including a pensioner in his 70s – being hit by baton-wielding riot police, and umbrellas, flags and even tickets removed from supporters. Prior to this, on Wednesday, there were reports of Wolves fans being attacked by hooligans attached to Belgian…

Kennedy happy to continue as Wolves U23s coach

Mark Kennedy insists he is happy to carry on as Wolves caretaker Under-23s coach. The 43-year-old former Wolves winger has been in the temporary role for 10 weeks now after replacing FA-bound Rob Edwards and is keen to make the position permanent – if the club want him. Kennedy has been interviewed by academy director Scott Sellars and sporting director Kevin Thelwell and said a fortnight ago that he expected a decision within two weeks. But the former Manchester City and Ipswich academy coach now says the club are going through a full process of interviewing other candidates before making…

In-demand Otasowie sets the standard for Wolves – Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo believes youngsters such as in-demand Owen Otasowie set the standard for Wolves recruits with their versatility. The 18-year-old defender or midfielder is said to be attracting a host of clubs eager to make a move with his contract up at the end of the season, including Paris Saint Germain, Liverpool, Arsenal and Schalke. PSG were impressed when the towering American played against them at centre back at Molineux recently in the Premier League International Cup. Boss Nuno has since put Otasowie on the bench for last Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Sheffield United, with Ryan Bennett out injured.…

MGW injury is ‘very painful’ – Wolves boss

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White is still ‘very painful’ with his back injury. The 19-year-old hasn’t played since October 24, when he came off in the 2-1 win away to Slovan Bratislava in the Europa League, but is still being troubled by discomfort with the problem. “He has a problem with his lower back and he’s still struggling with this,” said head coach Nuno Espirito Santo. “It’s very painful but he’s in the gym. First we have to take care of his pain, then we will be able to recover his shape. I hope he’s back soon.” The England Under-21 international…

Nuno is world class and we want him at Wolves for as long as possible – Coady

Conor Coady is convinced Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is world class. Nuno has led Wolves to fifth in the Premier League and into the knockout stages of the Europa League despite playing four more games than any other Premier League team, after guiding them to seventh last season. The Portuguese was initially named as a bookies favourite to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal, and although there is no interest from the Gunners, the 45-year-old’s stock has never been higher. He turned down an approach from Arsenal towards the end of Arsene Wenger’s reign and rejected overtures from Everton…

Kennedy: Wolves’ Jordan Graham needs to ask himself tough questions

Mark Kennedy insists Wolves’ forgotten man Jordan Graham will be an asset for someone. But the caretaker Under-23s coach admits the 24-year-old winger needs to ask himself some tough questions before attempting to follow the path of others who have gone on to enjoy huge success after multiple loan spells, such as Harry Kane and Andros Townsend. Graham is out of contract at the end of the season and faces an uncertain future after falling sharply down the pecking order at Molineux under Nuno Espirito Santo. Kane, 26, had loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester from 2011-13…

Sparky admits Wolves U21s’ defeat at Salford was case of ‘tough love’

Mark Kennedy admitted Wolves Under-21s’ 3-0 defeat at Salford City in the Leasing.com Trophy was a learning curve and a case of ‘tough love’. Wolves’ youngsters could have no complaints as they were well beaten by a strong League Two side to suffer their biggest defeat of the season. Ultimately, Kennedy’s side were undone by goals from Luke Armstrong in the two minutes either side of half-time after they failed to cut out crosses, before Richie Towell’s 87th minute volley underlined Salford’s superiority. Wolves, who featured 24-year-old Jordan Graham, didn’t lay a glove on Graham Alexander’s side, although Chem Campbell…

Cutrone – why I broke down after scoring for Wolves

Tearful Patrick Cutrone revealed why he broke down after scoring for Wolves in the 2-0 win against West Ham. The 21-year-old striker’s emotions got the better of him as he celebrated in front of the South Bank after converting the second goal following Pedro Neto’s touch from Jonny Castro Otto’s cross. The strike from Cutrone – who recently admitted he has been watching videos of club record scorer Steve Bull –  came four minutes from time and just six minutes after coming on. Cutrone has only played 38 minutes of football since the start of November, while it was only…