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Hibbitt: ‘I love meeting the Wolves fans’

Wolves legend Kenny Hibbitt will be staging his latest book signing before tomorrow’s FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United. The hugely popular former midfielder and co-writer Tim Nash will be at the Electric Club, St Marks Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton WV3 0QH, from 3.30pm-5.30pm. Fans are welcome to pop along, grab a selfie, have a chat and buy a book. Kenny has been promoting his autobiography ‘Seasons Of My Life’ since it was published last July and has been overwhelmed by the love and support of the fans, many of whom enjoy reminiscing about his 16 years at the club.…

Jota: Family questioned my move to Wolves

Diogo Jota has revealed his family questioned his move to Wolves after he went from the Champions League to the Championship. The 22-year-old forward has been a hit with fans ever since arriving on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid in summer 2017. The Portuguese attacker was the club’s 18-goal top scorer as Wolves swept to the Championship title last season, earning a £12m permanent move when his loan expired. Now after finding his feet in the Premier League, he has bagged six goals in his last 13 games to form a formidable strikeforce with Raul Jimenez. But his determination…

Bennett: Nuno’s told us we can win a cup

Nuno Espirito Santo has been telling Wolves players their name could be on the FA Cup since day one. Thirty-nine years to the day since Wolves last won a major trophy – the League Cup in 1980 – defender Ryan Bennett has revealed how the Molineux head coach has stressed the importance of gaining some silverware. Wolves are 90 minutes from a first Wembley cup appearance in 31 years as they prepare to host Manchester United in the sixth round at Molineux tomorrow night. The last time they visited the national stadium was at the old Twin Towers when they…

Kenny: ‘Raul’s a snip at £30m’

Raul Jimenez is set to become a permanent Wolves signing – and one Molineux legend reckons he’s a snip at £30m. It’s understood an agreement is in place with the Mexican’s parent club Benfica for the season-long loan to become a done deal. The signing of the 27-year-old striker will shatter Wolves’ current record, which is the £18m they paid Middlesbrough for Adama Traore last August. Jimenez has proved a huge hit, scoring 14 goals in all competitions to become a firm favourite, while his 12 in the Premier League this season equals the club record set by Steven Fletcher…

Nuno: Extra midfielder vital for ‘growth’ of Wolves team

Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted the tactical tweak that has transformed Wolves’ season was vital to the ‘growth of the team’. Since the Molineux head coach switched from a 3-4-3 formation to 3-5-2, Wolves have won 11, drew five and lost four in all competitions, starting with the 2-1 home victory over Chelsea on December 5, after one point out of 18 before it. After their success earlier in the season, teams appeared to have done their homework on Wolves by stopping them playing through the midfield as much. Huddersfield and Watford both won 2-0 at Molineux after stifling the…

Goodman: Cup goal earned me new set of wheels

Don Goodman will never forget the day he fired Wolves into the FA Cup semi-finals – not least because the feat won him a set of new wheels! The 52-year-old former striker scored the only goal in 1998 as Mark McGhee’s Championship side overcame the odds to beat a star-studded Leeds who would finish fifth in the Premier League. Goodman is hoping Wolves can repeat his memorable feat on Saturday night when they face Manchester United at a sold-out Molineux at the same stage of the competition. Fans still speak to him about that day at Elland Road more than…

Cup hero Don: Wolves’ big-game mentality can topple United

Don Goodman believes Wolves’ big-game mentality is the key to causing an FA Cup upset and toppling Manchester United. Goodman was the last player to fire Wolves into the semi-finals when his famous goal in 1998 saw them beat Leeds 1-0 at Elland Road. The former striker, now 52 and a Sky Sports summariser on the Championship, admits they face a resurgent United under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But he acknowledges his old club are well suited to facing the top teams, having taken four points off Chelsea, won away at Tottenham, drawn at United and Arsenal and at…

Edwards: Ennis should have had a hat-trick

Wolves Under-23s coach Rob Edwards has declared Niall Ennis a ‘big-game player’ but admits he should have had a hat-trick against Southampton. The 19-year-old striker bagged a brace in the 3-1 win which sent Wolves back to the top of Premier League 2, a point above Monday’s opponents. But he missed the chance of completing a hat-trick when he fired against the bar from Ryan Giles’s cross in time added on as Wolves broke at speed following a Saints corner. “He scored two goals but it should have been three at the end,” said Edwards. “It won’t let him forget…

Wolves star Jimenez in demand

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has been called up by Mexico for their friendlies against Chile and Paraguay. The 14-goal top scorer has been selected in Gerardo Martino’s 29-man squad for the two friendlies, which take place in California later this month. Mexico host Chile in the Soccu Stadium in San Diego on Friday, March 22 (8.15pm, 3.15am UK time) and entertain Paraguay at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara four days later (8pm, 3am UK time). Jimenez will be back for Wolves’ return to Premier League action at Burnley on Saturday, March 30 (3pm). The 27-year-old has featured for his country…

Sellars appointed Head of Wolves Academy

Wolves have announced Scott Sellars is to be the club’s new head of academy. The 53-year-old, who is currently head of player development at Molineux, takes on the new post immediately after Gareth Prosser’s decision at the end of 2018 to step down as academy manager. Sellars, who joined the club from Manchester City’s academy just under five years ago, began at Wolves as under-23s head coach before taking on his current role in the summer. Several players from Wolves’ academy have graduated to the first team squad this season, as Sellars helped bridge the gap between development and senior…