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Journalist provides mixed Wolves update ahead of huge clash with Aston Villa

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The Express and Star’s Tim Spiers has provided some Wolverhampton Wanderers team news ahead of their clash with Aston Villa on Saturday evening.

Nuno Espirito Santo is set to welcome Barry Douglas back into contention for Wolves against Villa, with the defender passed fit to play.

A muscular injury had ruled Douglas out of Wolves’ 4-0 victory over Burton Albion prior to the international break, but he is set to compete with Ruben Vinagre for the left wing-back berth against Villa.

Whilst there was positive news on Douglas, Wolves will once again be without Willy Boly, who Spiers confirmed is not 100% ready to return to first-team action.

Boly missed every fixture across September with an injury, preventing the defender from building on a positive start to his career at Molineux.

Nuno’s side enter this weekend’s fixtures in second, just a single point behind league leaders, Cardiff City.

Their opponents have enjoyed a mini revival recently, with Steve Bruce’s side winning four consecutive fixtures, which has moved them to seventh, one point behind sixth placed, Preston North End.

Villa have been handed a significant injury boost ahead of the fixture, with Jack Grealish and Henri Lansbury returning to full training this week.

The Verdict

Douglas’ return is a real positive for Wolves and Nuno, although the boss now faces a huge selection dilemma at left wing-back, with Douglas impressive before his injury and Vinagre exceptional in his absence.

The update on Boly is frustrating, with Wolves’ supporters eager to see the defender return to first-team action.

However, with plenty of cover in central defence, Nuno will be confident in the likes of Roderick Miranda and Danny Batth to produce a big display.

Wolves fans… Let us know your thoughts!


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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