Nuno hopes Molineux celebrations can lift team

Nuno is hopeful an atmospheric Molineux, on its 130th Wolves anniversary, can provide a lift to the team when Chelsea visit on Saturday afternoon.

Molineux celebrates 130 years as the home of Wolves on Saturday, with activities planned for before the game and half-time, which Nuno believes can have a positive effect on the team. Wolves are searching for a first Premier League victory of the season and, under the guidance of Frank Lampard, Nuno knows Chelsea will give his team a stern test.

On Molineux 130

“1889, it’s been a long, long time. It will be special, of course. Molineux is our home so it will be a good day.

“It shows the support we have been receiving from Molineux every game. The atmosphere, the way the fans push the team and help the team in such difficult moments. Tomorrow is going to be a very tough game, we’ll need that support and we’ll have it. Always together.”

On Boly’s suspension

“It’s normal. These situations happen, what we have is to be ready for it, we have another player coming in, the team has to perform as well, with or without Boly, it’s always the same, counting on who is with us and available. Boly it not, forget about it.”

On the international weekend

“We had ten players away with their teams, which we are delighted about. The best thing is when they come back and they are healthy.

“It gave us a couple of days to prepare for the next one. We stayed here, we worked with the under-23s, all we’ve been planning and it’s all about the competition.

“The most important thing is that everybody’s OK, with the exception of Boly that we cannot use him tomorrow, but everybody is ready to go.”

On Lampard

“We met last season in pre-season against Derby. What I know and see from him is a very nice person, he has his ideas well and he’s trying to put them across. He has a fantastic squad, so tomorrow will be tough.

“He was a fantastic football player and a very good young manager. For sure, he’ll be successful. I admire him a lot.

“We know they’re a fantastic team with very good players, we know it’s going to be a tough challenge. We’ll have to be organised, compact, have the ball and then play the way we want – the way we do things. We’ll try to exploit the best moments of the talent our players have.”