Bruno Lage will get his first taste of a Midlands derby as Wolves manager this weekend.

Wolves travel to Villa Park to face Dean Smith’s Aston Villa after the international break.

Former Molineux midfielder turned Sky Sports pundit David Edwards has previewed the game in his Express and Star column.

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He thinks that Wolves’ attack is far better than Villa’s, with Hwang Hee-Chan and Raul Jimenez firing recently.

“Once it settles down, I think Wolves have far more quality going forward,” he wrote.

“It will be interesting to see how Bruno Lage sets up for this one, because the easy thing to do is to get a little carried away with the occasion.


“You’re that desperate to do well that you use up a bit more energy emotionally and charge around the pitch a bit more than you usually would do.

“That comes with a derby game and it’s what the fans want to see, but the way Lage sets up his teams is very methodical. He’ll be trying to take the emotion out of the game for players.”

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Villa lost Jack Grealish in the summer but brought in Danny Ings, Leon Bailey and Emi Buendia.

So they can pose a threat, but the Hwang-Jimenez axis can create chances against anyone.

Adama Traore could be set to return to the side as well, and he would be even more keen to impress at the ground of his former club.

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