Wolverhampton Wanderers are taking on Everton tomorrow night, and are looking to get back to winning ways before the season is out.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.

The performance lacked intensity and there was a real toothlessness, something that’s unfortunately been on show too many times since Raul Jimenez’s injury.

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One man who didn’t play at the weekend was Rayan Ait-Nouri.

It was Nelson Semedo who played at left-back, with Ki-Jana Hoever coming into the starting XI on the right.

Nuno needs to consider recalling the talented Frenchman, and there’s a reasonable chance he will given the quick turnaround.

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In the reverse fixture back in January, Ait-Nouri had a really good game.


The teenager played the full 90 minutes of the 2-1 defeat, and was described by BBC Sport in their match report as ‘exceptional as an attacking left-back’.

Ruben Neves’ equalising goal came about as a result of Ait-Nouri’s great burst past Abdoulaye Doucoure and delicious cross in what the BBC described as a ‘dazzling’ piece of play.

Ait-Nouri could be key

He was a problem for Everton last time out and therefore, Ait-Nouri should get the nod at Goodison Park on the left over Semedo or Hoever.

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Rayan Ait-Nouri (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Not only does Ait-Nouri possess the tools to do some damage to Everton, he’s also fighting to shine personally in these last two games.

Wolves have a decision to make on him with regards to whether he is signed permanently, and Ait-Nouri could have fire in his belly.

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