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Predicted Wolves XI to face Leicester City

Wolves are looking to move out of the relegation zone again today, with Leicester City the opponents at Molineux.

Fans expected there to be a new man in the dugout for the visit of the Foxes.

But it will once again be Steve Davis, flanked by James Collins and Tony Roberts, with the club confirming he will take the team on an interim basis until 2023.

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This, after Wolves attempted to make a move for the QPR manager Mick Beale.

Beale became the number one target for Wanderers, but opted to stay at Loftus Road. Currently, they are top of the Championship.

So Davis is tasked with pulling Wolves away from danger, and here’s a team he could go with later today…

Predicted Wolves XI to face Leicester City – Hugo Bueno keeps his place as Jonny replaces Semedo

Davis might make one change to the backline in front of Jose Sa.

Nelson Semedo had a really strong first-half against Crystal Palace in midweek. But the £29 million star was partly at fault for both of Palace’s goals.

It would be a surprise if he was allowed to keep his place, and so it could be that Jonny Castro Otto comes in on the right.

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Hugo Bueno was excellent on his full debut, and he may well have the trust from Davis to keep his place. He certainly doesn’t really warrant being dropped.

In the middle, Nathan Collins and Maximilian Kilman should carry on as the centre-back pairing.

The midfield should be Ruben Neves and Matheus Nunes as usual, and then it’s just about whether Davis wants a third man in there.

Boubacar Traore actually gave a pretty good account of himself on Tuesday night, and like Bueno, probably deserves to keep his place. He only lost effectiveness against the Eagles once he picked up a yellow card.

And in attack, Daniel Podence, Diego Costa and Adama Traore are all likely to start.

Costa should be OK to start given the recovery period from the Palace game.

Traore was taken off just before the hour mark on Tuesday night so, barring any injuries, he will surely start once again. He has been one of Wolves’ best players since Bruno Lage was sacked.

Podence might be at slight risk of dropping to the bench. His level has dipped a little in recent weeks, and he’s played a lot of football so far this campaign. Davis could well be tempted by either Hwang Hee-chan, Goncalo Guedes or Chem Campbell.

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It is Wolves’ biggest game of the season so far.

The defeat to Palace has put the pressure right back on.

The players now know that they will be guided by Davis for at least the next couple of months so, perhaps that certainty might be a good thing for them.

Wolves (4-3-3): Sa/Jonny, Collins, Kilman, Bueno/Neves, Nunes, B.Traore/A.Traore, Costa, Podence.