Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has told his pre-match press conference that Burnley are an ‘intense’ side to play against.

The Clarets beat Nuno’s men 2-1 at Turf Moor back in December thanks to goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.

Barnes won’t be fit for this clash but Wood caused all sorts of problems against Manchester United in Burnley’s last game and saw a goal disallowed for offside within the first minute of the match.

And Nuno made reference to Sean Dyche’s strikers when talking up their strengths ahead of the clash between the two sides on Sunday lunchtime.


They are a good squad, a good team that creates problems not only to us, but all the teams because their approach of the game is intense,” Nuno said about Burnley.

“They play good football, they have a good manager and good players. They’re real attacks on their strikers, really compact on their defence, a very tough team, a very tough team and a very good team.”

He was also keen for Wolves to finish the season strong and try and regain some consistency.

““It’s important to perform, and improve our game against Burnley. Until the end of the season we have a lot of matches to play to try and improve and build a foundation.

“We’ve had a lot of challenges. One of those is to be consistent throughout the competition. The way the players have committed themselves in the previous games have been amazing, so let’s commit to it.”

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Two clean sheets and two 1-0 wins in the past two games shows Wolves aren’t on the beach yet.

Burnley are 17th and would still like at least one more win to be sure that Fulham aren’t going to overtake them in the relegation battle.

They rarely give anyone an easy afternoon and would have been decent value for a point at Old Trafford last weekend but for United’s late show.

As Nuno eludes to, a good end to the season can provide the foundation for a strong start to 2021/22 and three points on Sunday would be another step in the right direction.

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