Wanderers next for WolvesBy: DJ | October 22nd, 2012
Its the clash of the Wanderers of Wolverhampton and Bolton at Molineux on Tuesday evening, with Wolves looking to get their positive season back on track after Saturdays defeat, and Bolton looking to build on a win at the weekend to improve their poor start to the season.
Bolton’s win over Bristol City at the weekend took them to 16th in the league and was their first win in 4 games. The disappointing start to their season after relegation in the summer has cost Owen Coyle his job and they will come to Molineux under the caretaker leadership of Jimmy Phillips having been refused permission to approach Dougie Freedman by Crystal Palace. They have only kept a clean sheet in one game so far this season but they have only failed to score in two games so there will be the prospect of goals at both ends on Tuesday evening. Wolves fans have considered Bolton to be a bogey team ever since the Play Off Semi Final robbery of 1995. And that feeling is justified based on meetings since with Bolton getting 10 wins and 4 draws from 16 league games.
With three games in a week there will be the prospect of Solbakken rotating his players to retain fresh legs, and the return of Karl Henry who was suspended on Saturday looks a certainty. After a below par defensive performance at the weekend the likes of Zubar and Stearman might be considered although Henry’s presence always helps the back line. Edwards made a big impact as a sub on Saturday and could start if Doumbia is in need of a break. Pennant will make his home debut, and Sigurdarsen might get a chance instead of Doyle or Ebanks Blake.
We will be going to see the reserves in action on Monday evening in what is the first of four successive Monday evening reserve games at Telford. Chelsea are the opponents this week, and top keeper Wayne Hennessey will make a 45 minute return to action following his long term injury lay off.
But the main target of the week is 4 or 6 points from the home games against Bolton on Tuesday and then Charlton on Saturday. That will be enough to keep up with the promotion candidates and two wins would likely see them end the week in an automatic promotion position.