Wolves’ pre-season gets underway on this afternoon when Bruno Lage’s men take on Crewe at 3pm.

Many first teamers remain absent having been handed extended breaks due after Euro 2020.

But there are a number of big names available like Willy Boly, Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez.

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Here is a look at four reasons to be excited about the Old Gold’s return to action and what we can expect…

Wolverhampton Wanderers Pre-Season Training Session
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Wolves are back

England have thrilled us this summer but for some fans, there’s no substitute for seeing your club in action, even in a friendly.

This is a chance to start the hard work ahead of another long season, one which hopefully turns out better than the last.

2021/22 should be normal, given the more conventional schedule and the fact there’s actually time for a proper pre-season.

It’s just good to see Wolves back in action.

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New ideas

This will be the first chance to get an insight into Bruno Lage’s ideas.

Of course, you can’t read into the performance or result too much but fans will be on the lookout for tweaks.

Which formation he uses will also be of interest and there’s also an expectation that he’ll produce a more attacking style.

It’s a new era for Wolves and it starts today.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Pre-Season Training
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Trincao debut likely

Francisco Trincao is the most exciting of Wolves’ summer signings and he’s already been in training.


That means he’s likely to play some part against Crewe.

It is always good to see new players introduced to the team and Trincao has the ability to get fans off their seats.

Fellow new-boy Yerson Mosquera won’t link up with his new teammates until the training camp in Marbella.

Young players

One of the highlights of pre-season is always watching young players get their chances.

The period of rest for Wolves’ Euro 2020 stars means this early friendly should see some youngsters involved.

Under-23 head coach James Collins told the club’s website that as many as 12 young players have been training under Lage during pre-season, including teenage midfielder Taylor Perry.

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They won’t all still be there at the end of pre-season. Some will be on loan or back in the 23s.

But this game represents an opportunity to impress and Wolves could make 11 changes at half-time and use two different XIs, which would mean a high number of young players will get a chance

All of these players will be desperate to show what they can do to boost each of their own individual prospects.

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