Wolves vs Fulham | U23 Match preview

Wolves under-23s host Fulham on Friday afternoon with the aim of returning to the top of the Premier League 2 Division 2 table.

Rob Edwards’ side currently sit third in the league but are just three points behind leaders Reading and second placed Southampton with a game in hand – and superior goal difference – over their southern rivals.

Wolves will also be looking at getting revenge over Fulham following an away defeat to the young Cottagers in September – one of the under-23s’ only three PL2 losses so far this campaign.

This match was originally set to take place in December but was postponed following a frozen pitch at AFC Telford’s New Bucks Head.


Friday 2pm


Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground sponsored by Fosun International



1-0 v Hull City (A) PLC

1-2 v Reading (H)

4-2 v West Bromwich Albion (A)


1-2 v Birmingham City (H) PLC

3-1 v Manchester United (A)

2-2 v Middlesbrough (H)


On Fulham

“We played well at Fulham away from home earlier in the season, but that was the first game which we lost, and although we made some really good chances, we just couldn’t break them down. We’re expecting a similar game again.

“They’ve got some good players, but they might line up with a back five once again because they matched us up in the first game – similar to what Reading did the other week.”

On Premier League 2

“We’ve got a game in hand which we want to try and take advantage of, and it would be great to go back to the top of the league, but we know that will be difficult.

“Teams respect us and change their shape to match up with us, which is fine, but we’ve got to find a way of overcoming that and coming out on top in those kinds of games.”


1/2 Newcastle (A)

8/2 Swansea City (H) PLC

15/2 Norwich City (H)

22/2 Oxford Untied (H) PLC

1/3 Middlesbrough (A)