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Boss Mulls Options For Cardiff


16:18 1st September 2012

Wolves ready for Welsh test

Boss Ståle Solbakken has more selection options at his disposal as Wolves bid to build on a solid start to the season with their first ever visit to the Cardiff City Stadium tomorrow (2pm).

Wolves have lost one of their first five competitive fixtures of the season, victory against Barnsley the highlight so far, and the boss wants a return to that sort of level against the Bluebirds tomorrow.

And the form of debutants Georg Margreitter, Razak Boukari and Bakary Sako in Thursday’s cup win against Northampton has offered him food for thought when it comes to selecting his team.

“It looks a little bit safer for us with selections than it did one week ago,” said Solbakken.

“We will see how it goes along.

“Some of the guys who haven’t played so much did very well at Northampton especially in the second half.

“We managed to create chances and score a decisive goal at the end.

“The new signings can be short of match fitness expecially Boukari who hadn’t played that much lately and Sako who hadn’t trained much because of travelling and negotiations.”

Wolves are still without skipper Karl Henry due to a hamstring injury but should have Dorus De Vries and Dave Edwards available again after illness.

Kevin Foley is back in training but has missed several weeks due to an injury at the back of his knee.

The boss knows Cardiff on their own patch is a tough proposition, but is hoping a return to the standard of the Barnsley performance will give Wolves a decent chance.

“Cardiff will be a tough game for us,” he says.

“They are a strong team especially at home with some very good individual players.

“I think it is very open in this league and this game can go either way.

“We must sure we are well prepared and if we do that we have a chance of taking points

“We are trying to be more solid but were very disappointed with last minute equaliser conceded against Derby.

“That was step back from the Barnsley performance, which is what we need to get back to against Cardiff.

“If we play to our best we have a chance and if we play like we did against Barnsley we have a chance.

“It is a very even league and anyone can beat anyone.”

*Wolves are no longer selling tickets for tomorrow’s game which is STRICTLY ALL TICKET with no pay on the day available.

Parking details for fans making the trip can be viewed here.

Supporters travelling via Wolves’ Official Coaches are also advised to check the Wolverhampton Marathon route incase of road closures affecting their journey to Molineux. Click here for details.




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