Wolves boss Nuno: No injury worries for Burnley clash

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed Wolves' international contingent returned injury-free and ready to face Burnley tomorrow.

Nuno Espirito Santo (AMA)

More than half of Nuno's first-team squad travelled across the globe to represent their countries over the past week.

And they are fine ahead of the trip to Turf Moor. Only Ryan Bennett, who is serving the final game of a two-match ban for 10 bookings, is expected to miss out.

"Everybody is OK. They have had many miles, and there's special attention for some of those, but everybody is fit," said Nuno.

"That is the important part. Everybody is available."

Wolves are hoping to boost their prospects of finishing seventh in the Premier League by beating the Clarets, who are battling against relegation.

Sean Dyche's side finished seventh last season and have struggled after falling at the final hurdle in their bid to make the Europa League group stages last summer.

When asked if that serves as a warning sign to Wolves, Nuno said: "I don't think about that.

"We only look at the game and how we want to play, the things we want to do against a tough team.


"Burnley are a very good team at home, physical, aggressive, well-organised. It's a very tough game for us.

"I expect a tough game between two teams who compete well. I can only focus on myself and the players, the things we want to do.

"But we realise how difficult it is going to be tomorrow. We have to be switched on."

If Burnley's position in the table, 17th, is surprising, Nuno added: "It's a very tough competition. Nothing is finished yet.

"We don't pay attention to the position of Burnley, we focus on the qualities of their players.

"The table doesn't mean anything when you face someone."

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Wolves fan turned Wolves correspondent for the Express & Star.


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