Wolverhampton Wanderers return to the Sky Bet Championship on Sunday, hosting recently relegated Norwich City at Molineux.
It is Wolves’ first game back in the second tier following promotion from League One last season, as Kenny Jackett prepares to lead his young side into his second season at the club.
Following back to back relegations the previous season, Wolves are back on the up after winning League One at a canter, and harbour aims for a solid season back in the Championship, with a back to back promotion to the Premier League not out of the question entirely.
Norwich on the other hand return to the second tier following a three year spell in the Premier League came to an abrupt end in May, and they too will be seeking a swift return to the top flight of English football, under recently appointed manager Neil Adams.
Wolverhampton boss Kenny Jackett does not have too many concerns ahead of the opening day clash at Molineux in front of the Sky Television Cameras.
Wanderers have signed midfielder Tommy Rowe from Peterborough United, and winger Rajiv van La Parra, who signed from Dutch side Heerenveen.
Rowe will not make his début for the West Midlands side on Sunday, having fractured his metatarsal during the pre-season period.
Striker Leon Clarke ( back ) and midfielder Bakary Sako (groin) are both unavailable for the game with their respective injuries.
Therefore Jackett will need to find other options, as he looks to start Wolves’ return to the second tier with a victory.
Following the injuries to Clarke and Sako, Kenny Jackett can rely upon Nouha Dicko to lead the line heading into the game. 22 year old Dicko enjoyed a fine half season on loan from Wigan Athletic, scoring 13 goals in 19 appearances as Wolves romped to the League One title.
Focusing on the visiting Norwich, and Neil Adams takes his Canaries to the Midlands looking to start a promotion winning campaign with a win against the recently promoted side.
Adams was appointed on a permanent basis having briefly took care-taker charge following the back end of Norwich’s relegation season following the sacking of Chris Hughton.
Norwich could possibly give League bow’s to recent summer recruits, with strikers Kyle Lafferty and Lewis Grabban set to form the forward line in Norwich’s promotion quest back to the the Premier League.
Midfielder Gary O’Neil is also likely to make his League debut, having signed last week.
Injury news wise, and Norwich will be without striker Gary Hooper, who is suffering from a calf injury, meanwhile midfielder Alex Tettey is fit following an injury.
Midfielder Jonny Howson is also out injured after suffering knee ligament damage.