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Spanish star in, 12-goal ace out: Santo must field this Wolves XI against Swansea City on Wednesday



Wolves head to Wales tomorrow to take on Swansea City in their FA Cup third round replay after the sides drew 0-0 at Molineux ten days ago.

Whilst many may think an extra game is a major inconvenience to Nuno Espirito Santo, he has a reasonably big squad at his disposal and fringe players will relish the chance to play a game.

One man who is sure to start is Will Norris. Incredibly, he is still yet to concede a goal for Wolves since joining although he has only played five games. Nevertheless, that does include three Premier League sides in Southampton, Manchester City and the Swans.

Kortney Hause and Roderick Miranda could come back into the side and play either side of captain Conor Coady who will marshal the defence.

Further up the pitch, Jordan Graham could be in line for a surprise start having been recalled from his loan at Fulham. Whilst the right wing-back role isn’t his natural position it’s where Santo used him in pre-season and tomorrow is his chance to impress.

With Matt Doherty the only senior player in that position, Graham will know Wolves are looking for cover in that position but he could earn himself that role if he performs.

Ruben Vinagre was sent off in the game at Molineux and is still suspended, so Barry Douglas will be another regular to feature.

In midfield, Alfred N’Diaye was dominant ten days ago and Morgan Gibbs-White was a real positive for Wolves and the pair will resume their midfield partnership at the Liberty Stadium.

Once again, Santo is expected to rotate in the final third with Bright Enobakhare set to get another chance to show his undoubted talent.

Given the form of Ivan Cavaleiro, he is likely to play alongside Diogo Jota on Saturday against Nottingham Forest, therefore Helder Costa will be in line for another game as he looks to rediscover last season’s form.

Finally, Rafa Mir can expect to make his full debut for the club having come on as a sub when the sides drew 0-0. The Spaniard looked likely and deserves a chance to start with 12-goal top scorer Leo Bonatini having not scored in eight games.

Thoughts, Wolves fans? Would you be happy with this XI? Let us know in the comments below.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Spanish star in, 12-goal ace out: Santo must field this Wolves XI against Swansea City on Wednesday

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