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Silvio injured as Wolves appeal Dominic Iorfa suspension

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Wolves' new signing Silvio has been ruled out for up to three weeks - as an appeal was lodged to try and get fellow full back Dominic Iorfa's ban rescinded.

Iorfa was sent off during the 2-2 draw at Rotherham on Saturday.

Referee Scott Duncan judged that the 21-year-old had held back Millers winger Jon Taylor and, as Iorfa was last man, he was duly given an early bath.

However there was little contact between the pair - with Taylor not even appealing for a foul - and Wolves had also argued that Taylor had handled the ball.

Iorfa is currently banned for one game - tomorrow night's EFL Cup clash versus Crawley at Molineux.

Wolves should know on Tuesday morning if their appeal has been successful.

Meanwhile Portuguese international Silvio is set for a spell on the sidelines.

The 28-year-old was the only one of Wolves' four new signings not to be named in the squad on Saturday.

And Walter Zenga today revealed he doesn't expect Silvio to return to action until the end of the month.

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"It's not a big injury – 20 days," Zenga said.

"This happens for the players that arrive without pre-season and training, it can happen.

"An unexpected situation can become bigger. It's better to take care, treat, and then come back."

If Iorfa's ban isn't lifted then Wolves will have just three available senior defenders - Matt Doherty, Kortney Hause and Danny Batth - available for the Crawley game.

Sylvain Deslandes was on the bench at Rotherham and is likely to feature.

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