A Wolves XI followed up last Friday’s 2-2 draw with Burnley with a 4-2 win against a Birmingham XI in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the Compton training ground today.
As per the Burnley game, this afternoon’s fixture saw a Wolves side mixed with young and senior players picking up valuable match time as part of their ongoing pre-season preparations.
With Kenny Jackett taking only a matchday 18 for tonight’s friendly at Wrexham, including Wayne Hennessey in line for a possible comeback, keeper Carl Ikeme, Georg Margreitter and Zeli Ismail all benefitted from an extended workout in the match at Compton.
Wolves came back from 2-0 down to win 4-2 thanks to goals from Ismail (penalty), a brace from trialist Yann Mommessin and another from David Moli.
“As with the Burnley game, it was another chance to take a look at some young trialists, as well as give valuable game time to some of the Under 21s and senior lads as well,” said Development Coach Steve Weaver.
“We’re at that time during pre-season when people need games, and it was good for the senior lads to get through 90 minutes before everyone joins back together in training on Thursday.
“It was a game played in very hot conditions, but was a good workout, and it was nice to get a win to build on the result the lads got against Burnley last Friday.”