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Fletcher only Wolves doubt for Toon duel

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Wolves today faced an anxious wait on Steven Fletcher ahead of tomorrow's long trip to Newcastle. The 10-goal top scorer hasn't trained since Monday because of a virus and a migraine.

Team-mates at Sunderland talked about Wolves and it was ex-Molineux star Steven Fletcher that persuaded Danny Graham to make the move.

Wolves today faced an anxious wait on Steven Fletcher ahead of tomorrow's long trip to Newcastle. The 10-goal top scorer hasn't trained since Monday because of a virus and a migraine.

But Wolves have been boosted by the return to full fitness of Sebastien Bassong and Michael Kightly.

Former Toon defender Bassong limped off in the 5-1 debacle against Albion 12 days ago with a hamstring injury, while Kightly has missed the last two games after injuring his back against Villa, which forced him off in the Liverpool game on January 31.

"The only one who didn't train yesterday was Steven Fletcher, who had a bit of a virus and a migraine so he was asked not to train," said interim manager Terry Connor.

"Fletcher trained on Monday but he hasn't been able to train since so the medical people are looking at him today and that will influence my decision.

"Bassong and Kightly are back in training. Ronald Zubar and Jody Craddock are also fit. Zubar has trained fine after coming through 60-odd minutes in the reserve game on Tuesday."

Connor is relishing his first – and possibly only - game in temporary charge and is convinced Wolves will show they are over the 5-1 humiliation to Albion.

"There will be 52,000 people there and I'm looking forward to it," he said. "Everyone thinks we're going up there with no manager and are there to be slaughtered. But we'll be giving a good account of ourselves."

Connor, who confirmed Roger Johnson will remain captain, also hinted at a recall for midfielder Karl Henry, who was suspended for the final three matches of McCarthy's reign.

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