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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),…

Gibbs-White happy his Wolves experience will boost England after more Three Lions action

Morgan Gibbs-White is convinced his Euro experience with Wolves is helping him with England Under-21s. The 19-year-old midfielder played the first 61 minutes in the Under-21s’ 2-0 win over Kosovo at Hull City on Monday night before being replaced by Norwich’s Todd Cantwell. Manchester City’s Phil Foden scored both goals in the Euro 2021 qualifier at the KCOM Stadium. It was Gibbs-White’s third cap for Aidy Boothroyd’s side after also starting the 3-2 win away to Turkey on Friday. The youngster is relishing the additional action after figuring in four games for Wolves so far this season and starring in…

Dendoncker hands Wolves a boost after returning for Belgium

Wolves were handed a fitness boost as Leander Dendoncker played the full game for Belgium in their 4-0 win against Scotland at Hampden Park. The 24-year-old midfielder missed Friday’s win over San Marino by the same scoreline with a minor knock after being kicked in training but came through Saturday’s session to play 90 minutes on Monday night. It was Dendoncker’s midfield partner Kevin de Bruyne who inspired Roberto Martinez’s world-ranked number one side to a brutal defeat of Scotland that all but ended their hopes of reaching Euro 2020 via their qualification group. The Manchester City midfielder set up…

Six of the best Wolves kids win international call-ups

Six Wolves Under-18s have been called up for international duty this week, to reflect the team’s unbeaten start to their Under-18 Premier League North campaign. Christian Marques, Lewis Richards, Callum Thompson, Jack Scott, Connor Carty and Joe Young have all linked up with their national youth team squads. Under-18s captain Marques is the skipper of the Switzerland Under-17 side, despite holding Portuguese citizenship, and will spend 10 days playing four games for country. Richards and Thompson have been called up to represent Ireland’s Under-19s, Carty is with Ireland’s Under-18s, while Scott has been selected in Northern Ireland’s Under-19s party. Goalkeeper…

Mark Kennedy returns to Wolves in coaching role

Former Wolves winger Mark Kennedy has returned to the club in an Academy role as support to the young professionals. The 43-year-old, who in 2003 was part of the club’s first promotion to the Premier League, comes back to Molineux after a stint coaching at Manchester City, another of his old clubs. Kennedy began coaching at Ipswich where he finished his playing career in 2012, and progressed to manage their Under-21s team under former Wolves and current Ireland boss Mick McCarthy, prior to rejoining City. The 34-capped Ireland winger, who made 187 appearances in gold and black from 2001-06 following…