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THE INSIDE TRACK: WOLVES

20 January 2017

Our guide to Wolves

NORWICH City host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, January 21 (3pm) in the Sky Bet Championship.  

Here we take a look at what City will come up against at Carrow Road.

IN THE PRESS
Paul Lambert believes his reunion with newly-recruited forward Andreas Weimann can be a fruitful one for Wolves.

The 25-year-old Austrian international joined the Midlands outfit on loan from Derby on Thursday, having previously worked with Lambert at neighbouring Aston Villa.

"I know the way he works and the way he presses is what we're looking for," the Wolves boss told the club's official website.


"His work ethic is fantastic and he ticks all the boxes of the way I want us to play as a high energy team. He's a good guy and a good pro who will fit in and buy into what we're doing here quickly.

"I know exactly what he can do. He just needs to get his career up and going again."

PREVIOUS MEETING
Norwich City bounced back from late heartbreak against Newcastle United with a 2-1 victory over Wolves at Molineux at the start of October.

Needing a response to a nightmare ending on Tyneside, the travelling Canaries made a perfect start when Cameron Jerome headed them into the lead inside two minutes.

Goalkeeper Michael McGovern made a number of smart saves to preserve the visitors' advantage, before Robbie Brady spectacularly doubled it with little over quarter of an hour remaining.


Collecting the ball 25 yards from goal, the Republic of Ireland curled home superbly to break a spell of sustained pressure from the hosts.

Dave Edwards netted a reply for the home side soon after but Alex Neil's men hold on to secure all three points.

WOLVES TRIVIA
Wolves were notably among the founder members of the Football League, and also played an instrumental role in the establishment of the European Cup.

They would go on to enjoy success on the continent in 1972, contesting the first ever UEFA Cup Final where they were beaten by Tottenham Hotspur.

In 1974 they won the League Cup, repeating the feat six years later before suffering three consecutive relegations during the 1980s.

The trend was reversed by back-to-back promotions under Graham Turner, in an era which saw club record goalscorer Steve Bull join the club from rivals West Bromwich Albion.


Going on to net a remarkable 306 goals across a 13-year spell, Bull earned 13 caps for the England national side for whom he netted four times.

They are currently managed by Paul Lambert, who enjoyed a memorable three-year stint at the helm of the Canaries between 2009 and 2012.

THE SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme, Jon Flatt, Andy Lonergan, Harry Burgoyne.

Defenders: Matt Doherty, Sa Peraira Silvio, Richard Stearman, Danny Batth (c), Dominic Iorfa, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Kortney Hause, Ben O'Hanlon, Connor Johnson, Anthony Breslin, Sylvain Deslandes, Mike Williamson.

Midfielders: Dave Edwards, George Saville, Jordan Graham, Lee Evans, Conor Coady, Wander Helder Costa, Jack Price, Brito Joao Teixeira, Romain Saiss, Ricardo Ivan Cavaleiro, Ross Finnie, Michal Zyro.

Forwards: Nouha Dicko, Joe Mason, Ola John, Jon Davi Bodvarsson, Paul Gladon, Bright Enobakhare, Andreas Weimann.



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