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Danny Batth: Signings set a new standard at Wolves - VIDEO

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Wolves have set a new bar with their two big-name summer signings, skipper Danny Batth believes.

Batth at last week's kit launch

Portugal international goalkeeper Rui Patricio and Benfica striker Raul Jimenez have both joined the club ahead of Wolves' return to the Premier League.

The two new signings aren't out with Nuno Espirito Santo's squad in Switzerland this week, as they and Moroccan international Romain Saiss have been given time off after the World Cup.

Batth believes the new boys will make a big impact this season.

"I think it’s a great marker for the club," Batth told the Express & Star.

"Myself and every other Wolves fan will be very happy with those two signings.

"Hopefully they integrate with the group, the same as last year when the players we signed bed straight in and really add to what we’ve got.

"Rui’s obviously a top goalkeeper playing with top players on the international stage.

"That experience and success and being a winner is going to add a lot to our dressing room."

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Danny Batth discusses Wolves' pre-season preparations

Wolves are busy preparing for their Premier League campaign, which kicks off on August 11 against Everton.

Nuno's team accrued a winning habit last year when storming to the Championship title, winning 30 of 46 matches.

And Batth says Wolves must be ready to bounce back from any defeats in the top flight.

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"We’ve got to be smart and ready for any knock on the chin we might take," he added.

"We go into the division with a lot of confidence, with a system we believe in, a manager and squad that are strong and together.

"That gives us a great chance.

Of pre-season training, the captain added: "I’ve recharged the batteries. We’re back in pre-season so the legs are aching, tired, but that’s part of pre-season.

"We’ve been training early morning and then we’ll have a natural break in the middle of the day, having something to eat and then come back at 4pm.

"It’s been tough, some days we’ve had three sessions and some days two.

"And then when we’re just about exhausted we get a day off!

"There’s a lot of hard work to be done. We’ll go over and enjoy whatever facilities we’ve got but at the same time we all know we’re going out to focus on our football, work hard, eat right, do the right things and work together as a group.

"Obviously the manager knows his players inside out now but at the same time everyone will be coming back raring to go and wanting to give a good impression of themselves.

"Everyone works hard every off-season to make sure they’re in good shape."

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers
@tim_spiers_Star

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living

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