Wolves are gearing up to face Fulham tonight but they might have to do without key defender Willy Boly. The dominant centre-back only returned to the team on Tuesday after missing eight weeks because of a hamstring injury.
Hearing #Wolves defender Willy Boly is still being troubled by the hamstring problem that sidelined him recently. May miss tonight's game.
— Tim Nash (@TimNash_1) November 3, 2017
Unfortunately, the above tweet from journalist Tim Nash suggests Boly could miss tonight’s game against the London side. The fact it is another hamstring issue will also be a worry. The on-loan Porto man has enjoyed a very successful start to his Wolves career when he has been on the pitch. He was very impressive throughout August and came back at Norwich City in the week where he scored his first goal for the club and delivered another assured showing as Wolves won 2-0.
Whilst he will be a big blow, Nuno Espirito Santo is very well stocked for defensive options. Danny Batth and Roderick Miranda both missed out at Carrow Road, and Kortney Hause is another who could easily fill in. Given Hause is the only natural left-footed centre-back at the club, he may be called in to play on the left-side of the back three that Santo deploys.
Despite the depth Wolves have in defence, the tweet from Tim Nash is bad news. Boly is probably the best defender at the club and demonstrated his class on Tuesday.
The pleasing aspect is the cover as there are several options Santo could choose from to fill in. Plus, they’ve all performed relatively well this season too.
Wolves are generally very coy on their injuries, not revealing the extent to the press, so we will have to wait and see how long Boly is out for.
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