The date for Wolves’ EFL Cup meeting with Nottingham Forest has been confirmed.

Bruno Lage’s men will make the trip to the City Ground on Tuesday 24 August.

But that’s just two days after Lage’s first home game in charge, against Tottenham at Molineux.

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Why do Wolves face the prospect of playing two games in three days?

A statement on the club website said: “A delay in announcing the fixture date was due to Wolves pushing for a fixture later in the week, due to Bruno Lage’s side competing in the Premier League just over 48 hours previously.

“Appeals to play the fixture on Wednesday 25th were rejected due to a clash with the T20 contest between Notts Outlaws and Hampshire Hawks taking place at nearby Trent Bridge, with further alternatives also dismissed by the EFL.”

Some Wolves fans took to Twitter to have their say. They’re now expecting a fully rotated side – if that wasn’t the plan already.

The game against Tottenham has been moved to Sunday even without being televised because Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are in Europa Conference League action on the Thursday night.

Here’s how the announcement went down, as it impacts Wolves’ hopes in one of the two domestic competitions they’ve got a realistic chance of winning this season:

 
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