Richard Stearman this afternoon moved ahead to claim Wolves’ right-back spot on Saturday – as Leigh Griffiths emerged as a doubt for the clash against Stevenage.
Stearman came through today’s training after the foot injury which forced him off after an hour in the 2-1 win at Bradford on Saturday.
The former Leicester defender had the injury scanned on Monday night and is ready to stake his claim to play if Matt Doherty doesn’t shake off his hamstring strain.
Head coach Kenny Jackett said: “Matt Doherty missed training today – he’s not quite back from his hamstring injury.
“We’ll see how he is tomorrow.
“Richard Stearman is fine after coming off last week at Bradford.
“Leigh Griffiths missed today’s training with a heavy cold so we’ll assess him in the next 24 hours.”
Griffiths was given permission to spend several days back home in Scotland to see his family and trained with former loan club Hibernian.
Midfielder Jack Price has had the all-clear after seeing a consultant about his migraines that have troubled him recently.
The 20-year-old pulled out of the Coventry game after 35 minutes when he suffered blurred vision then didn’t make the Bradford trip due to suffering another attack on Friday.
“Jack Price has had two migraines without a couple of weeks, but he’s had everything checked out and he should be OK,” said Jackett.
“Now he just needs some time training and playing to make sure he can build up his own confidence that it’s not going to come back.
“We’ve had him checked out this week and we really don’t see any problems going forwards.”
Meanwhile, Jackett warned Stevenage will present a stern test on Saturday – despite the recent four division gulf between the clubs that existed until 2009, when Wolves reached the Premier League and the Hertfordshire outfit won promotion to the Football League.
Borough will arrive at Molineux in confident mood after winning four of their last five games.
“It’s the first time Wolves have met Stevenage because there has been quite a bit of distance between the sides in the footballing pyramid in recent years and now we’re fighting on equal footing,” said Jackett.
“Graham Westley is a manager I know very well and he’s done an excellent job and really steadied Stevenage down.
“And off the back of two wins in the last two wins, I’m sure they’ll be looking to follow that up on Saturday.
“They’ve picked up very well and it will be a big day for them coming here on Saturday.”