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3 Wolves players that need big performances against Newcastle

Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Newcastle United this weekend at Molineux.

Bruno Lage is looking for back-to-back wins for the first time since he arrived at Molineux.

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Last weekend’s victory over Southampton was not pretty, but it did show that Raul Jimenez is heading in the right direction.

The Mexican scored a fine goal to hand Wolves the points, and he’ll be itching to score again on Saturday.

Here are a few Wolves players that could do with big performances if they are selected by Lage.

Fernando Marcal

He started the season quite well, with his best outing coming against Watford, but the past few games have not been great for Marcal.

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None of the defenders had good games against Brentford, but the Brazilian was then a little all over the place against Southampton.

Rayan Ait-Nouri played well in the Carabao Cup clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Frenchman is patiently awaiting his chance, and it may be imminent if Marcal does not step up against the Magpies.

Conor Coady

After tough games against Brentford and Spurs, Coady bounced back really well against Southampton.

He marshalled the defence fantastically, and Wolves need that kind of level again this weekend.

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He needs to be playing consistently if Lage is going to keep the faith with this three-man defence, which Coady is supposed to thrive in.

Hopefully he can build on his showing at St. Mary’s and send a message to some of his critics.

Adama Traore

He was benched last week, but Adama Traore could return to the starting XI against Newcastle.

Daniel Podence, unfortunately, struggled against Southampton, so it would be a surprise if he kept his place.

Traore would surely be his replacement, and the Spaniard needs a good game.

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As lively as the £18 millon star (BBC Sport) was in the opening few weeks for Wolves, he is somehow still without a goal or an assist this term.

He’ll be itching to do something about that.

A lot of eyes will be on him and Allan Saint-Maximin at Molineux, given they are similar players, and hopefully the Spaniard outshines his fellow winger.

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