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We Don't Change Our Approach

Nuno Espirito Santo says that his players are prepared to play in any circumstances and in any stadium as Wolves make the trip to Elland Road to play Leeds United on Wednesday evening (7.45pm).

Wolves travel to Leeds on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Fulham last weekend after the home fixture against Reading was postpone due to the weather on Saturday.

Nuno says that his side have analysed where they went wrong against Fulham and they are now fully prepared to face Leeds on Wednesday.

“Our team and our players are ready to play in any stadium, in any circumstances,” Nuno said and continued, “we have players who have already in big stadiums against big teams so they are ready to face any kind of atmosphere. 

“The last performance was not good but we were able to analyse that and we had time to work on that. 

“We know from the beginning of the competition that everything is going to be difficult and we cannot win every game so we have to be ready for these kind of moments. 

“We need to put our thoughts together, focus more and try to replicate on the pitch what we have been working on here at Compton. 

“This is the idea - we work well, we prepare well, it was a pity that we didn’t play on Saturday because we were ready to play but we are ready for tomorrow to face Leeds.

“We don’t change our approach - from day one we have been looking at the same things and trying to improve our shape and our ideas. 

“We don’t change throughout the competition, we just look through normal cycles game after game. 

“The good things we try to make them better and the bad things try to avoid them and work on that. Through the competition, the line is always the same.”

Wednesday’s fixture will be the third time that Wolves have faced a Paul Heckingbottom side as the former Barnsley manager moved to Elland Road last month.

Nuno is expecting a tough game from Heckingbottom’s side but doesn’t anticipate Leeds being a similar team to Barnsley who Wolves have faced twice already this season.

He said, “They wont be similar to Barnsley were under him (Paul Heckingbottom) because the players are different therefore it will be totally different. 

“Against Barnsley, it was tough at home and away. Paul is a good manager, he has his own ideas and I think he is trying to put them in place with new players. 

“What we expect is a tough game because at the moment their results aren’t good but the quality is there. 

“They’ve got a good manager and it’s going to be tough on Wednesday - we have to be at our best to achieve what we want. 

“Competition is difficult, the table doesn’t mean anything when you face an opponent of this quality. 

“The quality and the intensity of every team, especially when they play against us, and we know that. 

“We have to put our talent and quality on the pitch."