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Celtic vs Wolves | U23 Match preview

Wolves under-23s are heading north of the border this lunchtime for their latest pre-season friendly with Celtic.

It’s the penultimate test before Rob Edwards’ side start their Premier League 2 Division 1 campaign with a trip to Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday 12th August.

Wolves head to Glasgow following a 1-0 win in their previous pre-season friendly against Swansea City U23s on Monday afternoon, with Niall Ennis scoring a decisive 55th minute goal.

WHEN

Wednesday 12pm

PRE-SEASON RESULTS

1-0 v Swansea City U23 (A)

0-0 v Hereford (A)

0-5 v Kidderminster Harriers (A)

0-1 v Villarreal B (A)

0-1 v Real Murcia B (A)

6-1 v Hednesford Town (A)

2-1 v AFC Wulfrunians (A)

PRE-SEASON FIXTURES

Oxford United U23 (A) – Tue 6th August, 2pm

WHAT THE BOSS THINKS

On Swansea City victory

“It was probably the best we’ve been so far this pre-season. We had decent rhythm to our play and really good control against a good team. When we were out of possession, we were well organised, but we still need to be a bit better on that, but in the main we were good.

“We took 19 players up, allowing us to give minutes to everyone, but the only disappointing thing to come from the game was that we picked up a few injuries.

“Terry Taylor sustained an ankle injury, which is hopefully not too bad, and one of our trialists got injured as well, which was a shame, but we’re going to look after him because he’s done well in the week or two he’s been with us.

“But Swansea are good at what they do, produce good players, and have worked on their principles for the last six years, so despite the injuries it was pleasing to go up there and get a result.”

On challenge posed by Celtic

“Everyone’s looking forward to what should be another tough test. It will give the players another opportunity to get some more minutes.

“We’re taking a squad of 18, including Leo Bonatini, who has been with us throughout pre-season, and one or two who didn’t make the trip to Swansea; Cameron John, Boubacar Hanne and Dan Csoka – who’s back from his loan with DAC – so Dan will be joining us and playing tomorrow.

“It will give them a chance to play against tough opposition in Celtic, so we’re looking forwards to another good challenge. The games we’ve had this pre-season have all been good challenges, but different challenges as well.

“Celtic are a team who are consistently beating some of the best teams in the world in the Champions League and are used to winning – it doesn’t matter what league they’re in, they’re a huge club and it will be a really good game for us to play in.”

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