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Predicted Wolves XI to face Nottingham Forest

Wolves have a huge game this weekend against Nottingham Forest.

The club will go into the game without a manager, with Julen Lopetegui turning the job down this week.

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The Spaniard has decided against taking over from Bruno Lage, and the search for a new man continues.

Steve Davis and James Collins will take the team at Molineux, as they did at Stamford Bridge.

Here is an XI the two could go with for this crunch clash…

Predicted Wolves XI to face Nottingham Forest – Joe Hodge makes full debut for Wolves

Jose Sa will be seeking to improve on his performance last week against Chelsea.

With Nathan Collins still suspended, that will mean Toti Gomes continues at the back alongside Maximilian Kilman.

Toti did decently enough against the Blues last weekend, despite the heavy defeat in the end.

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Nelson Semedo will probably keep his place, but it could be that £10 million star Rayan Ait-Nouri comes back in on the left just to offer a bit more of an attacking threat.

In midfield, Davis and Collins may hand Joe Hodge a full debut in front of a capacity Molineux crowd.

He gave a great account of himself against Chelsea, and might be rewarded for that. Dave Edwards branded him ‘a wonderful footballer’.

Ruben Neves returns from his suspension, and will obviously come straight back into the team, and Matheus Nunes will surely also start. That would mean Joao Moutinho dropping to the bench.

In attack, the interim managers could go with Daniel Podence on the left, Adama Traore on the right and Diego Costa through the middle.

Costa started against Chelsea and lasted just before the hour-mark before being replaced by Hwang Hee-chan.

The hope will be for him to play a little longer against Forest, and the player has said suggested he is close to full fitness.

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This is undoubtedly Wolves’ biggest game of the season so far.

There may not yet be a manager in place, but this is a big opportunity for a much needed three points with Forest having struggled so far.

Wolves (4-3-3): Sa/Semedo, Kilman, Toti, Ait-Nouri/Neves, Nunes, Hodge/Traore, Costa, Podence.