Wolves host Newcastle United at Molineux this weekend.

Here is a look at three questions which will be on Bruno Lage’s mind ahead of the clash with Steve Bruce’s side…

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Does Traore come back in?

Adama Traore was dropped to the bench for last week’s visit to Southampton.

He replaced Daniel Podence with 20 minutes remaining and now the conundrum for Lage is whether to change a winning team.

Traore has the pace to trouble a Newcastle backline which has been leaky this season.

Podence was decent rather than spectacular at Southampton, so it’s not an easy decision for Lage.

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Have lessons been learned?

Last time Wolves had the chance to build some momentum after an away win, they faced Brentford.

 

By half-time they were 2-0 down on the most disappointing day of the season so far.

Now, it’s a similar situation against a side still looking for their first win of the season.

Complacency cannot be allowed to set in ahead of a game Wolves really should be winning.

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Can Jimenez go on a run?

Raul Jimenez should take so much confidence from his Southampton goal, which drew plaudits from across the world of football.

Can he go on a goalscoring run now? That’s the big question and if he does, this Wolves side will be transformed.

It’s a fairly big ask, but Wolves do tend to create the chances under Lage. It’s just about sticking them away.

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