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Lage should consider Willy Boly recall for Tottenham clash

Wolverhampton Wanderers slipped to another defeat in the Premier League at the weekend.

It is now four defeats in the first five games in the competition, and fans are growing a little concerned.

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The win over Watford provided a nice wave of optimism, following on from the three 1-0 defeats.

Fans were buzzing for the game against newly-promoted Brentford on Saturday.

But it was a disastrous affair, with Wolves unable to record a single shot on target.

The Bees ran out 2-0 winners, and there is definitely work for Bruno Lage to do.

Wolves’ next game comes in the Carabao Cup against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

Spurs and Nuno Espirito Santo have already beaten Lage and Wolves this season.

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Losing this game will do little to improve the mood and so Lage really needs a result.

It’s likely the 45-year-old will be making a few changes to his starting XI, given the poor performance on Saturday and the need to rotate anyway.

One man who probably needs to come back into the fold at this point is Willy Boly.

The Ivory Coast international hasn’t played yet in 2021/22, although he has been available since returning to the bench against Manchester United before the international break.

£10 million signing Boly (BBC Sport) sustained a hamstring injury in pre-season, and has had to be patient since coming back.

Boly needed to deal with Kane

Spurs striker Harry Kane is not in great form just at the moment.

But the England captain obviously still carries an enormous threat, and can destroy and team if the defending isn’t on point.

Wolves’ defending wasn’t on point on Saturday against Brentford, meaning Boly has to be considered for a recall.

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He’s the best defender on paper, and not starting him against Kane seems like a major risk.

His physicality is surely required here, and he is less likely to be bullied.

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