Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Bruno Lage believes that the winter period will be “hard” for his “small” squad and he is eager to accumulate as many Premier League points as possible.

Last night’s win against Everton made it four wins in five Premier League games for Lage’s men and took us up to seventh in the table, four points off the Champions League places.

Wolves travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday, who are unbeaten in their last four and come into the clash with confidence sky high, after beating last season’s league champions Manchester City 2-0 at the Etihad.

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That will be the last match before the November international break.

Bruno Lage worried about festive period

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Following the conclusion of the last period of international football for the year, Wolves welcome high-flying West Ham to Molineux.


But from mid December up until the festive period, the former Benfica man’s side face City, Brighton, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.

Reflecting on Wolves’ start to the season and their standing in the Premier League table after the win against the Toffees, Lage was focused on points.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Lage said: “For now, I don’t care about the table, but what I want is the points, and sixteen points for us is very good.”

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With only 17 players, barring Morgan Gibbs-White, featuring for Wolves in the Premier League so far this season, Lage is under no illusion that his small squad will be tested in the coming months.

Speaking about the importance of getting the three points against Rafael Benitez’s side, the 45-year-old added: “I think the winter will be hard for us, we have a small squad, so we need to work hard to win the most points we can, so we need these kinds of games.”

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