Wolves face their second game in three days when they take on Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup tonight.

The turnaround between the two matches is bordering on ridiculous and will likely influence Bruno Lage’s team selection.

We’ve predicted eight changes from the side which was unlucky to lose 1-0 against Tottenham on Sunday.

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In truth, predicted rotated elevens for domestic cup matches is always a bit of a lottery – but we’ve had a go anyway.

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John Ruddy should start; there wasn’t much point giving him another year’s contract if he’s not going to play on nights like this one.

Ki-Jana Hoever and Rayan Ait-Nouri could come in at wing-back to freshen Wolves up.

With Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera still recovering, there aren’t a tonne of central defensive options, so we’ve got Conor Coady and Max Kilman remaining in the side.


But 18-year-old Christian Marques could make his full Wolves debut here as part of a back three, having been on the bench for the first two games of the season.

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Leander Dendoncker will probably replace Joao Moutinho in central midfield.

We’ve got Ruben Neves partnering him, but Luke Cundle didn’t play for the Under 23s last night and could be in line for a start here.

Morgan Gibbs-White is capable of playing in central midfield, but we’ve got him further forward on the wing, with another youngster, Chem Campbell, on the other flank.

Fabio Silva could well lead the line, giving Raul Jimenez the night off as Wolves try and make the most of the poor hand they’ve been dealt by the scheduling of the fixtures.

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