Wolves beat Leeds United 1-0 at Elland Road on Monday night to secure their third victory of the season.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have not yet hit top gear, but the club are up to sixth in the table which is a huge positive.

Up next for the pack is Newcastle United, and it remains to be seen which side turns up at Molineux with the Magpies something of an unpredictable outfit.

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It’s going to be especially interesting to see what Nuno does regarding the left wing-back position.

Romain Saiss has been deployed there in the last two matches.

He was clearly uncomfortable against Fulham, but there was a slight improvement against the Whites and he dealt with Helder Costa well, and also took his disallowed goal unbelievably well.

Also available to Nuno is the fit-again Fernando Marcal, whose match fitness was confirmed with a late cameo.

 

Then there is exciting youngster Rayan Ait-Nouri who may be in with an outside chance, although he didn’t make the squad against Leeds.

Romain the risk?

Nuno will need to think about what Steve Bruce has at his disposal.

In the wide areas, Newcastle can be scary, with Allan Saint-Maximin and Ryan Fraser two real livewires.

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Saiss, as everyone knows, is not the most mobile and Nuno may be asking for trouble fielding the Moroccan out wide again.

It might be worth getting Marcal, 31, back in at left wing-back just to manage the threats appropriately.

Realistically Max Kilman is likely to start at left centre-back after two fine displays against Fulham and Leeds, so it is a question of left wing-back or the bench for £3 million man Saiss (Express & Star).

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