Boss Ståle Solbakken has hinted he may be ready to shuffle his pack more readily in the future as Wolves prepare for tomorrow’s trip to freescoring Burnley (3pm).
Wolves were pegged back in their last two games against Bolton and Charlton on the back of defeat at Huddersfield, leaving the boss reflecting on whether he over-used the players involved in those three fixtures.
Wolves have had a free week ahead of the trip to Turf Moor, but the boss may be ready to switch things in the future when games continue to come thick and fast.
“We have had a good training week and all the players that were fit are still fit,” he said.
“Some of the lads that haven’t played as much recently had a game for the reserves so we are in good shape.
“If we look back on the three games we had maybe I make a little mistake by using too few players.
“At times we played some really good stuff in the two home games but also not so much.
“In the second half against Charlton we can see players were out of position making it difficult for our play to work and maybe that was due to it being the sixth half in a week or just that it wasn’t our day.
“But we lost balls that we normally wouldn’t do.
“The second half with Charlton was very disappointing but we have to put that behind us now and look to tomorrow.”
Wolves boast a decent defensive record this season, particularly on their travels, and will need to be at their meanest against a Burnley side full of goals not least through Charlie Austin.
The Clarets are also buoyed by the arrival of new boss Sean Dyche for his first game at the helm.
“It’s nice that we’ve got a good defensive record away from home and we need to keep that going but we also need to score some goals as well,” added Solbakken.
“It’s Burnley’s first game under a new manager so it will be difficult for us and they score a lot of goals which we will have to be aware of.
“Charlie Austin has scored a lot of their goals so we know he is a danger and we will try to deny him space in and around the box.
“We wouldn’t concentrate on one player so much that we ignore the others but at the same time it would be silly not to look at him when he has already scored 18 goals.”
TOMORROW IS BURNLEY’S FIXTURE MARKING THE REMEMBRANCE COMMEMMORATIONS. BURNLEY’S PLAYERS WILL WEAR POPPY SHIRTS (WOLVES ARE WEARING THEM AGAINST BRIGHTON NEXT WEEKEND) AND THERE WILL BE A MINUTE’S SILENCE PRIOR TO KICK OFF.
*Wolves have sold just under 1,000 tickets for tomorrow’s game but they will also be available on the day at Turf Moor. Adult tickets (cash only) will be available on the turnstiles with concessions available (cash/credit card) from the main Ticket Office at Burnley.