Confirmed Wolves XI to face Watford
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Confirmed Wolves XI to face Watford

Wolves are back in Premier League action tonight, and Bruno Lage has named his starting XI to face Watford.

Wanderers need a win, after losing the last three in a row.

Defeats to Arsenal, West Ham United and Crystal Palace have really put a dampener on things after optimism was so high only a few weeks ago.

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The performance against Palace was particularly poor, and Bruno Lage made sure everybody knew how he felt about it after the game.

He criticised Ki-Jana Hoever, and also suggested a number of other young players were not working in the way he expects.

Hopefully tonight, there is a bit more hunger about everybody out there. There simply cannot be a repeat of the Palace display.

Confirmed Wolves XI to face Watford – Willy Boly makes first Premier League start for Wolves as Raul Jimenez returns

Perhaps as expected, Lage has made a few changes to the side that start against Palace on Saturday. Four to be precise.

Willy Boly comes in for his first Premier League start of the season. The Ivory Coast international has really struggled with his fitness this term and will be itching to impress. He replaces Max Kilman and features with Conor Coady and Romain Saiss in a three.

Jonny Castro Otto comes in following injuries to Nelson Semedo and Ki-Jana Hoever. The Spaniard is starting his first game for almost a year after recently returning from his second serious knee injury.

Rayan Ait-Nouri replaces Fernando Marcal on the left.

In midfield, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho are paired together.

Up top, Raul Jimenez is back leading the line for Wolves after starting the last two games on the bench.

The Mexico international has not been in the best form of late, but it’s hard to argue Wolves are better off without him.

He has support from out wide from Daniel Podence and Hwang Hee-chan, with Pedro Neto the man to drop out.