Wolverhampton Wanderers have beaten Coventry City 2-1 in their latest pre-season friendly match.

Bruno Lage made a string of changes to freshen up his starting XI following yesterday’s game against Stoke City.

Senior stars like Conor Coady, Romain Saiss, Raul Jimenez and Nelson Semedo all dropped out at the Ricoh Arena.

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The likes of Christian Marques, John Ruddy, Fabio Silva, Ki-Jana Hoever all came in for starts.

It was a good start from Wolves, with Silva scoring after just seven minutes.

The teenager found himself unmarked at the far post to convert Adama Traore’s low cross from the left.

Wolves doubled their lead early in the second-half; Ruben Neves curling an effort first time from the edge of the box into the far corner.

Coventry City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Pre-Season Friendly
Wolves (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Coventry then hit back immediately from the penalty spot, with Hoever fouling his man after failing to control the ball.

Overall it was a decent performance from Wolves, and there were stages of good crisp passing and the pressing was fairly intense again.

But Lage’s side were probably slightly fortunate to come away with the win.

The hosts did threaten quite a lot in the game and often got runners in behind the Wolves defence.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

And although no goals were conceded from set-pieces today, the defending in those situations was far from convincing.

While Wolves got the win, many supporters have been on social media calling for the signing of a new central defender before the new season kicks off:


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