O'Hara ready for Wolves comeback

Jamie O’Hara will make his comeback for Wolves tomorrow to end his nine-month injury nightmare.

Soccer - Jamie O'Hara File Photo

Manager Stale Solbakken this afternoon confirmed the £5m former Tottenham midfielder and summer signing Georg Margreitter are set to play in a behind-closed-doors game tomorrow against Wigan at Compton.

“We’re playing a behind closed doors game tomorrow against Wigan and Jamie is playing 45 minutes,” said Solbakken.

“Georg Margreitter is also playing, 75 or 90 minutes and he’s been back in training for a while.”

O’Hara returned to full training last Tuesday after being out since March with hernia problems which have required three operations and restricted the 26-year-old to just five games this year.

Centre-back Margreitter, who arrived from Austria Vienna for £500,000 in the summer, returns after a hip complaint that has required an injection.

He has made just three appearances for Wolves but none since the 6-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Chelsea on September 25.

The news comes as Solbakken placed his entire first-team squad on alert for the busy festive period, with Wolves kicking off a spell of three games in eight days with the December 21 trip to Blackpool.

“More or less all of the fit players who didn’t play at the weekend will have 45 or 90 minutes tomorrow, depending on how much they have played,” said Solbakken.

“It’s important some of them get their match practice with this busy period coming up so they’re ready because we will use more players than ever over the Christmas period.”