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February could be season-defining for Wolves as new fixture list drops

Wolves are currently flying high in eighth place in the Premier League.

The club enjoyed a tremendous January, winning all three of their league games and the FA Cup match against Sheffield United.

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Wanderers find themselves just four points off the top four.

Bruno Lage is working wonders, but February is going to uncover whether Wolves are the real deal under this manager.

It has been announced today that Wolves’ home game with Arsenal that got postponed on December 28 has been rescheduled for February 24, which is a Thursday.

So after Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round clash with Norwich City, the club’s February fixture list is as follows: 10/2 Arsenal (H), 13/2 Tottenham Hotspur (A), 20/2 Leicester City (H), 24/2 Arsenal (A), 27/2 West Ham United (A).

Quite simply, this is a month that could now potentially be season-defining for Wolves.

Apart from Leicester, the teams Wolves are facing are all vying for European football.

At the moment, Wolves are just three points behind fifth-placed West Ham. Arsenal and Spurs are sandwiched in the middle.

Leicester don’t appear to be contenders for European football this year. But they are still a team with talented players who can be a banana skin. The Foxes did beat Wolves on the opening day back in August, although Wanderers were very unlucky.

Five Premier League games in the space of 17 days is a tricky situation. But we knew there was going to be a bit of congestion following the postponement.

It is definitely going to be a serious test of Wolves’ credentials.

Another strong month here will cement Wolves as European football contenders

It is going to be fascinating to see how Wolves get on in the next few weeks.

It has been a solid start to the calendar year and confidence is high at the moment.

But games are coming thick and fast again, and as we know, Wolves’ squad is not the biggest.

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Hopefully some of the injured players will be returning very soon to give the manager some more options.

Something Wolves can take heart from, is the fact that both Arsenal and West Ham – like Wolves – were quiet in the January transfer window.