Bruno Lage has offered a fitness update on his Wolves squad ahead of their trip to face reigning champions Manchester City.
Conor Coady went down in the late 1-0 loss against his former club Liverpool but Lage has confirmed the club captain will be fit to play against Pep Guardiola’s men.
Rayan Ait-Nouri was also forced off late on, with the ensuing reshuffle was partly responsible for allowing Divock Origi to win the game.
But both men are set to be able to take their place in Lage’s back five at the Etihad Stadium.
Lage confirms Coady and Ait-Nouri are fit to play. #wwfc— Liam Keen (@LiamKeen_Star) December 10, 2021
There was good news about Willy Boly too.
The last prognosis on Boly was not good and it seemed that the Ivory Coast international would be ruled out of all of Wolves’ festive fixtures.
But he has seemingly undergone a good chunk of training this week and is fit enough to travel with the squad for the game.
Lage has confirmed Boly has started training this week. Did 3 sessions and worked today. He will travel to Manchester with the squad. #wwfc— Liam Keen (@LiamKeen_Star) December 10, 2021
Obviously any good injury news is a boost for any manager but Lage’s squad is thin and Wolves are heading into the festive period.
They cannot afford substantial injuries now, especially not to key players like Coady and Ait-Nouri, who have been playing well recently.
The trip to City will not be the kind of game Wolves’ season is defined by but they are capable of getting a result of they defend at their best and make better use of their chances when they come their way.
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