Wolves are taking on Watford in their next Premier League game on Boxing Day.
The club are looking to take three points against the Hornets, after a respectable draw with Chelsea.
Wolves won the reverse fixture 2-0 back in September, which was the catalyst result for Bruno Lage at Molineux.
Prior to that game, Wolves had last their opening three fixtures 1-0, despite being the better side each time.
It was an own goal that finally set Wolves on their way. New signing Hwang Hee-chan then tapped in a second to ensure the victory.
On Sunday, Wolves welcome Watford to Molineux. And it may well be that Lage is without Rayan Ait-Nouri for the contest.
The Frenchman got injured in the warm-up against Brighton, ruling him out of that game and the Chelsea clash.
We haven’t had any word about Ait-Nouri’s condition. But Wolves fans will be hoping Fernando Marcal can come in clutch against Watford – just as he did in the last meeting.
Marcal had been really good in the opening three defeats, but he put in arguably his best display of the season at Vicarage Road.
Marcal actually provided the assists for both goals that day, with fans showering him with praise afterwards.
A chance for Marcal to reclaim starting berth at Wolves?
It is currently unclear whether Ait-Nouri will be available, but if he isn’t then Marcal will start instead.
He was good against Brighton and Chelsea, and he has previous against Watford.
The Brazilian has had to make do with a place on the bench recently due to the brilliant form of Ait-Nouri.
But there’s a chance he could give Lage a major headache if the £1.78 million ace starts and plays well against Watford.
Hopefully he does shine again if given the nod. Ultimately, strong competition for every position is exactly what is needed.