Wolves are in FA Cup fourth round action this weekend, with Norwich City the opponents at Molineux.
The winter break is over and following a pretty underwhelming transfer window, fans are now looking forward to seeing the team playing again.
January couldn’t have gone much better for Wolves and Bruno Lage.
It was four wins out of four, including a 3-0 win over Sheffield United in the previous round of the FA Cup.
That result has set up Saturday’s clash with the Canaries, and Lage will be hoping for the good form to continue.
And it will be interesting to see the starting XI when it is announced.
The defence will make for particularly interesting viewing.
Of course, Romain Saiss’ Morocco were knocked out of AFCON on Sunday.
They lost 2-1 to Egypt in their quarter-final, with Liverpool’s Mo Salah among the scorers.
Obviously, Saiss has been a hugely important player for Wolves this season.
Prior to his departure for the tournament in Cameroon he had started every single Premier League game for Lage.
The manager clearly rates him very highly. But arguably, he should resist the temptation to play him this weekend against Norwich.
Lage should keep the faith with Toti Gomes and rest Romain Saiss for Norwich FA Cup clash
Gomes played really well on his debut against Southampton.
He then followed that up with another good display against a physical Brentford side.
The 23-year-old should keep his place in the starting XI to further prove himself to Lage.
It would probably be a wise move at this point to get Saiss fully rested. He’s done at AFCON now, and he surely shouldn’t be considered to play against the Canaries.
He’s played a lot of football so far this season. And he has obviously travelled to Cameroon to continue to play while his Molineux teammates have had some time off during the winter break.
This is a good opportunity for him to recharge.
Norwich City have struggled to score goals this term. And the manager should put his trust in Gomes once more.