Wolves will play their final pre-season friendly against Celta Vigo at Molineux tomorrow.

It will be the first time Bruno Lage takes charge of a home match siince his appointment.

And with just a week until the Premier League season kicks off, here is a look at three questions Lage will be looking at ahead of the match…

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Does he play his best team?

Will the starting eleven here be the one Lage is planning to use at Leicester in a week’s time?

Or is it still about fitness at this stage and getting minutes into the legs of the players who need it?

We could get a real insight into Lage’s thinking here, or we could just get another experimental afternoon.

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What will his defence look like?

Lage is without Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera here and it looks like they’ll both miss the start of the season.

That poses a defensive dilemma for Lage. The first question is whether he goes four or five at the back.


A back four would be more popular with the fans but Lage has used both setups during pre-season.

The likes of Leander Dendoncker could be pulled into defence to help out, but perhaps Lage would rather keep him in the engine room. It’ll be interesting to see what he does.

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How much will the atmosphere lift Wolves?

Wolves are back at Molineux and fans will be allowed back in the ground. That should give Wolves a lift, even though it’s just a friendly.

How much of a boost will it be? Only time will tell, but Wolves suffered behind closed doors last season.

Hopefully this term will be different and tomorrow will be the start of that.

Lage and Raul Jimenez will also hope for big receptions from the home supporters.

The noise tomorrow will be impressive and it’ll only get better when the serious stuff starts.

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