Wolves now know their fixture schedule for the 2021/22 and it’s fair to say they could have been handed an easier start.

A trip to FA Cup winners Leicester awaits on the opening weekend of the season.

Then, Wolves host Tottenham and Manchester United, two more of the country’s top sides.

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But look at the situation more positively. It gives Bruno Lage a real opportunity to make a statement in his very first game.

Wolves will look to be more attacking under his management and the Leicester game is an opportunity to show off what he’s been working on over the summer.

Like the sides who have waited months for their maiden Euro 2020 outing, Lage has months to prepare ahead of that game – getting his tactics spot on.

 

And what a shot in the arm it would be for the Lage era if it got off to a winning start against a strong opponent.

Leicester lost a whopping nine times at home last season. They’re far from imperious at the King Power Stadium.

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Will Lage go on attack at Leicester?

Lage might decide he needs to rein it in a bit in those opening games, focusing on a solid defence against tricky opponents.

That said, all three have defensive frailties which can be exploited and Wolves would hope to have Raul Jimenez back by then.

Either way, if he nails it against Brendan Rodgers – who expressed his admiration for Nuno Espirito Santo after his sacking last month – Lage would generate huge confidence right from day one.

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