Traore centre stage in West Ham programme

The hero of the hour in the West Ham victory earlier in the season, Adama Traore is now the focus of the official matchday programme for the return fixture at Molineux on Tuesday evening.

An in-depth interview with the forward can be found inside, where he discusses the startling young age he began playing football, his influencers as a youngster at Barcelona and his secrets in the gym.

The Spaniard is also brilliantly painted on the front cover of the programmes, alongside Felipe Anderson – West Ham’s dangerman up front.

Traore is joined inside by the likes of John Ruddy, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Lee Naylor, who all speak exclusively to the matchday programme.

Ruddy, who was in action against Shrewsbury on Saturday, speaks thoroughly about his route to Wolves, which has brought promotions, international caps and Premier League experience.

Here’s the other content supporters can expect inside Tuesday’s 116-page programme.

  • Nuno, Conor Coady, Laurie Dalrymple and Kev Thelwell all provide pre-match notes, including assessments of Saturday’s draw with Shrewsbury.
  • Everything supporters need to know about West Ham, including the thoughts of Guardian sports writer, Jacob Steinberg.
  • Will Norris, Dion Sanderson and Barry Piper all give their thoughts on topics away from Molineux in the latest round of Hot Topics.
  • There’s another bulging Academy section, including Naylor sharing his memories of progressing through the club’s system as a youngster.
  • Ebanks-Blake, another Wolves favourite, writes his memories by hand and they can be read inside.
  • Foz’s favourites and the retro programme come from a comprehensive win at West Ham from March 2010 – relieve those memories inside.
  • Wolves Women and Wolves Foundation have updates, with the Women returning to action with victory over Solihull recently.
  • The Last Word comes courtesy of Paul Ince, who discussed Conor Coady’s England chances and how times have changed at Molineux since his playing days.
  • Furthermore, there’s nine more stickers for supporters’ albums and the usual Young Wolves pull-out to keep the young supporters busy.

All this and much more is available inside the matchday programme which will be available at Molineux for £3.50 pre-match.

Previous editions of the programme are available to purchase online here.