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Boubacar Traore returns to Wolves training ahead of Forest clash

Midfielder Boubacar Traore has returned to training for Wolves this week.

The youngster was unavailable for selection last weekend against Chelsea due to illness.

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His place was taken by youngster Joe Hodge, who was handed his debut at Stamford Bridge by Steve Davis and James Collins.

Hodge gave a good account of himself in difficult circumstances, with Dave Edwards subsequently branding him ‘a wonderful footballer’ this week.

Traore possibly would have started against Chelsea had he been fit.

He put in two good cameo performances against West Ham United and Chelsea.

Perhaps he will come into consideration this weekend, with the former Metz midfielder having returned to training this week for Wolves.

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He’s been pictured with the rest of his teammates in the latest batch of photos released yesterday.

Hodge can also be seen participating, and it will be interesting to see if he is involved again this weekend for the game with Nottingham Forest.

Wolves did actually have one free space on the bench last weekend, so Davis and Collins may well bring both Traore and Hodge to Molineux on Saturday.

Boubacar Traore should start for Wolves against Nottingham Forest, as midfielder returns to training after illness

Traore has looked quite good in what little time he has had on the pitch so far for Wolves.

He’s back in training now, and hopefully his illness hasn’t affected his fitness too much.

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Potentially, a midfield trio of Ruben Neves, Matheus Nunes and Traore could be a winning combination.

Joao Moutinho has been struggling in recent weeks and might benefit from a rest.

Traore and Nunes’ legs could make it difficult for Forest to get a foothold in midfield.