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Wolves vs Newcastle United | U23 Match preview

Wolves under-23s head to the north east on Saturday knowing they face a tough task to maintain their place at the top of the Division 2 table.

Rob Edwards’ side moved into first place in the Premier League 2 standings following a 3-1 win against promotion rivals Southampton at Molineux last week.

However, Wolves will have to be at their best to overcome a Newcastle side which is one of the form teams in the division after seven wins in their last nine PL2 matches, while also making it into the quarter finals of the Premier League Cup.

WHEN

Saturday 12pm

WHERE

Blue Flames Ground (Northumberland FA), Newcastle

LAST THREE

Wolves

1-2 v Derby County (A) PLC

3-1 v Southampton (H)

0-0 v Middlesbrough (A)

Newcastle

2-1 v Reading (A) PLC

0-3 v Aston Villa (H)

1-0 v Fulham (A)

WHAT THE BOSS THINKS

On league position

“It’s nice to be top of the table, but it’s not over yet. There are still four games to go and they’re really tough games as well.

“We’ve just got to continue to work hard, continue to work the way we do every single day, stay together as a team and hopefully we can achieve something this season.”

On PL2 promotion push

“The lads have been very consistent, putting in good performances all season, and we’ve got to recapture that following a disappointing result against Derby in the Premier League Cup, rest up, recover, and get focused and ready for a real big push in the league.

“We need to take the momentum and the positives from the ending of last week’s game into Newcastle.”

REMAINING GAMES

8/4 Aston Villa (A)

15/4 Stoke City (H)

26/4 Manchester United (A)

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