Adama Traore’s last minute winner at Craven Cottage was much needed as it broke Wolves five game winless run stretching back to their success against Leeds in mid February. Last Friday’s victory was the beginning of a very favourable run of fixtures for Nuno’s men, facing five out of the bottom six in succession.
Saturdays opponents Sheffield United however, are yet to pick up a point since Chris Wilders departure last month, with caretaker boss Paul Heckingbottom being unable to gain any momentum as their relegation to the Championship becomes ever more inevitable. A good performance in this one would at least give their supporters some relief after the awful campaign they have had to endure, and give them some faith and hope that they can bounce back straight away next term.
News broke this week that Pedro Neto is likely to be out for the next six months after undergoing knee surgery following a knock picked up on International duty. The young Portuguese winger has been the shining light in what has been a fairly poor campaign for Wolves, this injury rather summing their season up.
Raul Jimenez is still recovering from his serious head injury picked up last November, whilst full back Jonny is out for another extended period with an ACL injury. Ruben Neves, Willy Boly and Marcal are also likely to miss out on this one.
Injuries to key players have been one of the main reasons for the Blades’ downfall this season, with a long list of key performers still currently on the sidelines.
Defenders Chris Basham & Jack O’Connell will not be involved. Other absentees include Billy Sharp, Oliie Mcburnie & Sander Berge, who still has not recovered from a Hamstring injury picked up last December.
Last time out
On the back of successful previous seasons for both clubs, these two met on the opening day of the season way back in September at Bramall Lane, with Wolves taking all three points.
The visitors flew out the traps taking a two goal lead within six minutes through Raul Jimenez and Romain Saiss. It stayed that way for the rest of the affair, the result and performance perhaps being a sign of things to come for the Blades.
Where to watch
Sky Sports Premier League – 20:15
Referee – Robert Jones