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Brighton manager Graham Potter gives verdict on Wolves and Bruno Lage

Brighton manager Graham Potter has praised Wolves ahead of the clash at Molineux on Saturday, and said Bruno Lage is doing ‘a fantastic job’.

Wanderers play host to the Seagulls in what is a very big game this weekend.

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Wolves have lost their last two Premier League games 1-0 to Newcastle United and Burnley.

And it is six defeats in the last nine.

Surprisingly though, Wolves do remain in the hunt for European football.

But realistically there can be no more slip ups, which will be a tall order given the club still have Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool to play.

But before the big guns it’s Brighton, and their manager Potter has been impressed with Wolves.

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He said ahead of the contest (via BBC Sport): “They are hard to create chances against and hard to score against. I think only the top three have conceded less than Wolves. They’re now competing for a European spot. Bruno’s done a fantastic job.

The last meeting between the two teams in December finished 1-0 to Wolves.

It was Romain Saiss who got the winner that evening, converting on the volley after a sumptuous lofted through ball from Ruben Neves.

Wolves can forget about European football once and for all if they fail to beat Brighton

Saturday’s game is quite simply must-win for Wolves if they want to play European football next season.

The club are three points behind West Ham United and five behind Manchester United, with a game in hand on both.

Wanderers need three points this weekend to keep the pressure on, and to get a bit of momentum going heading into the game against Chelsea on May 7.

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Some people already think the chance for European football has gone.

That will more than likely be the case if Wolves do slip up again against Brighton.