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Bruno Lage should bring Raul Jimenez back in to start for Wolves against Burnley

Wolves are taking on Burnley this weekend in the Premier League.

Bruno Lage is looking for his side to bounce back after losing to Newcastle United last week.

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Wanderers had last weekend off due to the game with Manchester City being postponed.

Pep Guardiola’s side were in FA Cup action, and the game still needs to be rescheduled.

So it’s been a chance for the Wolves players to rest up a bit, but also knuckle down on the training pitch.

Fans are looking forward to watching the old gold again, and Wanderers need to win to keep their hopes of securing European football alive.

Burnley have given Wolves a bit of trouble in recent times. But they’ll be without Sean Dyche this weekend after his shock sacking last week. And the club also sold Chris Wood in January.

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Wolves will be able to call on Raul Jimenez again, with the striker having served his two-game suspension after getting a red card against Leeds United.

The Mexico international was harshly dismissed after picking up a second booking for a collision with Illan Meslier.

Wolves won without Jimenez against Aston Villa, but obviously then fell to defeat against the Magpies.

Fabio Silva led the line both times, with the teenager much more effective in the first game.

Lage has a decision to make regarding who plays against the Clarets – and it’s probably Jimenez who should get the nod at Turf Moor.

Fabio Silva did well, but Raul Jimenez needed for Wolves against physical Burnley

Games against Burnley are always a battle, and Jimenez is probably the better bet for Sunday’s game.

Silva has improved significantly in terms of his physicality.

But Jimenez is more likely to get joy going up against James Tarkowski and Nathan Collins.

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This is a very big game for Wolves. It is so important to pick up three points here against a side that have struggled all season.

Lage needs to turn to his better players. Jimenez hasn’t been at his best this term, but he’s still had some really solid outings.

There will possibly be some temptation to start with Silva in Lancashire, but the 31-year-old – who has six goals to his name this season – has surely got to get the nod.