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Bruno Lage and his Wolves staff should keep a close eye on James Tarkowski on Sunday

Wolves are facing Burnley on Sunday – and Bruno Lage and his staff should also be on scouting duties.

Wanderers are looking to get back to winning ways after losing to Newcastle United 1-0 last time out.

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The club are still in contention for European football, and this game on Sunday at Turf Moor is a real opportunity.

It is undoubtedly a game Wolves should be winning.

Burnley are fighting for their Premier League lives, and have took the hugely risky decision to sack Sean Dyche.

They also lost Chris Wood in January.

So it’s a brilliant opportunity for three points.

Lage will obviously be focused on the game on Sunday, but it could be in his interests to try and take a close look at James Tarkowski for the Clarets. Or get one of his staff to watch him.

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Wolves will need to sign a new central defender in the summer.

The club signed Yerson Mosquera last summer, but the Colombian is one for the future.

The club need to bring in someone with experience.

It is possible Romain Saiss could depart at the end of the season. He is out of contract at Molineux.

But even if the Moroccan extends, Wolves need to be bolstering their defensive options.

Appealingly, Tarkowski becomes a free agent at the end of the season. And he will not be signing a new contract at Turf Moor.

Wolves should undertake James Tarkowski scouting mission on Sunday

Tarkowski hasn’t had the best of seasons. A lot of Burnley’s players have struggled in 2021/22.

But Wolves definitely need to watch him closely on Sunday.

He’s largely been a really solid performer for the Clarets since he joined them in 2016.

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Interestingly, Wolves were actually linked with Tarkowski back in June 2021. The Telegraph claimed Wanderers were considering a move for the two-cap England international that summer.

Wolves may or may not be keen on him now, but Lage and his staff still ought to make checks on him this weekend.