Bruno Lage has named his Wolves starting XI to face Brighton.

The Wanderers are looking to get back on track after losing to both Liverpool and Manchester City.

Wolves are also looking to actually score a goal having gone four games without doing so.

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Raul Jimenez is suspended of course, having been dismissed by Jon Moss against Manchester City on Saturday.

The Mexican will be a big loss for Wolves.

Brighton have a few players out with Covid-19 and the fixture had been under threat at one point.

The Brentford vs Manchester United and Burnley vs Watford games have been postponed, but the game at the Amex Stadium is going ahead.

And the team news is now in.

Wolves confirmed XI to face Brighton –

Unsurprisingly there are no changes to the Wolves defence which has been so good this season.

Jose Sa, Romain Saiss, Conor Coady and Max Kilman all start again. As do the wing-backs Nelson Semedo and Rayan Ait-Nouri.

In midfield, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho pair up, with Leander Dendoncker dropping out of the side.

In attack, some had been discussing whether young Fabio Silva might get a chance to lead the line in Jimenez’s absence.

He hasn’t started in the Premier League all season.

Well his wait goes on, with Lage opting to go with a front three of Hwang Hee-chan, Francisco Trincao and Daniel Podence.

Podence has not started since he shone in the 1-0 win against West Ham United.

Fans will be hoping he can provide the attacking spark that has been sorely missing in recent weeks.

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The big surprise, perhaps, is that Adama Traore has been benched.

The Spaniard started each of the last three Premier League games, but Lage has instead turned to Trincao, who’ll no doubt need a big performance to justify his selection.

UPDATE: Fernando Marcal now starts in place of Rayan Ait-Nouri, who has picked up an injury in the warm-up.

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