Wolves face Manchester City on Saturday, in another tough Premier League fixture, and could really do with Rayan Ait-Nouri being passed fit.

The team are currently gearing up for a trip to the Etihad Stadium after an agonising defeat last time out against Liverpool.

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Divock Origi struck right at the death for the Reds at Molineux, with Wolves seconds away from a point.

City are perhaps the only side in the league better than Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola’s side are the reigning champions and current league leaders. And having lost on Tuesday night, they’ll be looking to respond.

Wolves need everyone on their game, and could really do with Rayan Ait-Nouri being fit for the clash.

The Frenchman went off injured in injury-time against Liverpool after struggling in the late stages of the game.

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The club have not yet provided any updates on Ait-Nouri’s condition and ominously, he cannot be seen in any of the training photos released by the club today.

Should he not recover from his issue, it will mean Fernando Marcal coming into the side.

And that is not so ideal.

Wolves will hope Rayan Ait-Nouri recovers in time to face Manchester City

Ait-Nouri was outstanding against Liverpool going up against Mo Salah.

He stuck to his task superbly well, keeping arguably the best player in world football right now quiet.

Wolves need him again this weekend, because City have huge quality in the wide areas.

It could be any one of Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus or Raheem Sterling on the right.

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If Ait-Nouri can deal with Salah, he can fare well against anyone.

Marcal starting this game having not played a single minute since October 23 against Leeds United would mean the Brazilian coming in without any kind of rhythm.

Marcal can sometimes be quite rash, so the prospect of him returning against City’s sharp players is a little worrying.

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