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WOLVES PREVIEW

19 September 2012

Mass ready to take on the 'unknown' Championship new-boys

Massimo Luongo is looking forward to pitting his wits against the ‘unknown’ of Wolves at Portman Road this evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Spurs loanee admits he doesn’t know too much about the Championship new-boys, but is expecting another tough game at this level

“It’s going to be a tough game, especially as Wolves have just come down from the Premier League,” Massimo told the Club website.

“I don’t know too much about them but I know that they’ve got some really good players in their side who could probably play for most Premier League clubs.

“We’ve watched the videos of them this season though and we will prepared for the game and how they like to set up.

“But we will be concentrating on our game first and foremost by trying to improve on the Middlesbrough result and get the win in front of our fans this evening.”

Team news

Town duo Paul Taylor and Luke Chambers have both shaken off slight ankle injuries ahead of the game and are both available to manager Paul Jewell. The Town boss may decide to recall Massimo Luongo, after the Tottenham loanee was relegated to the bench against Middlesbrough for the more physical presence of Guirane N’Daw who made his Blues debut.

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken has no fresh injury worries and is boosted by the return to fitness of trio Bjorn Sigurdarson, Razak Booukari and Kevin Foley.

Where they finished last season

(Premier League)th Wolves-20
thTown- 15

Where they currently stand

th Wolves- 10
rdTown- 23

One to watch

Stale Solbakken.

Match Officials
The one to watch this evening will be the man on the touchline for tonight’s visitors, as new Wolves boss Stale Solbakken brings his side to Portman Road. The Norwegian is new to English football and has been handed the task of guiding the Molinuex side back into the Premier League, at the first time of asking. Solbakken, who was capped 58 times by his country, also managed Copenhagen and FC Koln before taking over from Mick McCarthy at Wolves.

Referee:   Michael Bull
Fourth Official:
Robert Whitton and Gavin Muge
Assistants:  
Graham Scott

 


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