Wolves’ central defensive options aren’t looking too good ahead of the start of the Premier League season.

Yesterday, it was reported that Willy Boly could well miss the opening match of the campaign against Leicester.

He has a hamstring injury and so does another member of the squad – Yerson Mosquera.

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According to Pipe Sierra, a journalist for Win Sports, in Mosquera’s native Colombia, the defender faces up to three weeks on the sidelines.

That means he could well miss the season opener at the King Power Stadium too.

Bruno Lage tried a back three in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Stoke. But with Boly and now Mosquera out, will he have the personnel?

The injury blows only intensify the need for a new central defender through the door before the end of the transfer window.

 

That was a priority anyway and now the heat is on even more to get a deal done.

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It’s a shame for Mosquera because he has impressed so far during pre-season.

He is raw, but he could have deputised for Boly if he’d stayed fit. It would have been a great opportunity for him.

Lage could play Conor Coady, Romain Saiss and Max Kilman in a back three when the serious stuff starts.

But a back four is now a far more realistic option, with two centre halves now in very real danger of missing the opening game or two of the season.

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