Bruno Lage has chosen his Wolves starting eleven to face Stoke City this afternoon.
It’s the first of Wolves’ two planned friendlies within 24 hours. There’s a game against Coventry coming up tomorrow.
Stoke will be tricky opponents. Their season starts next weekend so they should be fit and raring to go on their final pre-season outing.
The big news is that Adama Traore will make his first appearance of pre-season after a delayed return following Euro 2020.
Fans can also choose to watch on either Wolves TV, via the website or Wolves App, or as a Paid Online Event on Wolves’ official Facebook page.
Supporters will only be able to view the live stream through the platform they purchased on; if they buy via WolvesTV, they will have access to the WolvesTV stream but not Facebook feed and vice versa.
Fan reaction to Wolves XI v Stoke
It looks like a five-man backline, with Conor Coady, Romain Saiss and Yerson Mosquera at centre-half.
Traore and Francisco Trincao will flank Raul Jimenez in attack in what looks like a 3-4-2-1 system.
That’s a formation Lage has experimented with within games but hasn’t yet started with.
Some Wolves supporters had their say on the team on Twitter ahead of kick off at 1pm:
5 at the back pic.twitter.com/7pn9zCWACq— Matthew (@Matt_Garrett16) July 31, 2021
Coady CDM? Or 5 back?— @TheOldGoldTV (@theoldgoldtv) July 31, 2021
3 at back????— 🐺 (@Garcismos) July 31, 2021
Not wingbacks and wingers again surely?— Tom McGillen (@t_j_mcg) July 31, 2021
TRAOREEEEE— george (@wolvesgeorge_) July 31, 2021
Ah the old back five ehhh— Future King Fabio Silva (@FutureWolf10) July 31, 2021
back 3 klaxon— joseph (@j0seph98) July 31, 2021
Back 5 with Marcal at wingback 😬— Adama (@WolvesNumber37) July 31, 2021
Do you not like it? You see I understand that people call it “negative” but I feel like we play our best football in this formation, we always just look more compact as a unit and I feel like we have more control of the game like this.— Matthew Hawthorne (@mhawthorne02) July 31, 2021
😂 Everyone moaning about a back 5 but it's a lage back 5..high line attacking lads not a negative back 5 let's see how it goes ay 👍— Cj (@DodgyWolf) July 31, 2021
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