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Confirmed Wolves XI to face Preston - Kilman named captain for Wolves as Sarkic handed debut

Wolves are facing Preston North End in the Carabao Cup second round – and the team news is in.

Bruno Lage is looking to oversee a first win of the season tonight at Molineux.

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More than 20,000 fans will be in attendance for tonight’s game hoping to witness a convincing performance and victory.

Wanderers have had a tricky start to the new season in the Premier League.

The lack of a natural striker has harmed Wolves in the first three games, and it’s just one goal scored so far.

But the football has been good to watch a lot of the time. The display in the first-half against Tottenham Hotspur was especially good.

The situation is quite similar to last season.

Wolves struggled in their first three games, losing each 1-0.

The team then played Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup and won 4-0, which really helped to kickstart the season.

Lage will be hoping for a similar outcome tonight.

And the manager has now named his starting XI for the game and as expected, there are a host of changes to the team that started against Spurs.

Confirmed Wolves XI to face Preston – Kilman named captain as Lage makes six changes from weekend

Matija Sarkic comes in for his competitive first-team debut replacing Jose Sa in goal. And Nelson Semedo, Nathan Collins, Maximilian Kilman and Rayan Ait-Nouri feature as a back four.

It’s a proud night for Kilman, who assumes the captain’s armband as Ruben Neves drops to the bench.

In midfield, there are starts for Leander Dendoncker, Matheus Nunes and Joao Moutinho.

Up top, Adama Traore and Hwang Hee-chan are the wide men, with Raul Jimenez leading the line.

Tonight’s game is a big one for Wolves. And Lage has gone with a very strong team that features two of three new signings.

There may have been plenty of positives to take from the first few games, but it’s now time for results.

Going out of the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle would be a major disappointment.