Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Nuno Espirito Santo names an unchanged XI for the trip to Derby County.
head coach Wolverhampton Wanderers has named an unchanged XI for the trip to Nuno Espirito Santo this afternoon. Derby County
Nuno keeps faith with the XI that delivered a 1-0 win over promotion favourites Middlesbrough at Molineux last weekend, with youngster
starting up front alongside Bright Enobakhare and Diogo Jota , who grabbed the winner against Boro. Leo Bonatini , Matt Doherty , Romain Saiss and Ruben Neves make up the midfield in a 3-4-3 formation, with Barry Douglas , skipper Roderick Miranda and Conor Coady in the backline ahead of Willy Boly in goal. John Ruddy is back in the matchday squad after serving out his suspension and takes his place on the bench alongside Ivan Cavaleiro , who claimed the winner against Yeovil Town in the EFL Cup in midweek. Nouha Dicko
Other options for Nuno include
, Danny Batth and youngster Jack Price , while there is no place in the travelling squad for long-serving midfielder Connor Ronan . Dave Edwards
The Rams also field an unchanged starting XI following their opening-weekend draw at Sunderland last Sunday, with
, Johnny Russell and former Wolves loanee Chris Martin up front. Andi Weimann , Jacob Butterfield and Tom Huddlestone marshal the midfield, while Bradley Johnson , Andre Wisdom , Richard Keogh and Curtis Davies continue at the back ahead of Craig Forsyth in goal. Scott Carson misses out on the squad after tweaking his hamstring during a training session, while Matej Vydra also opts not to risk Gary Rowett after his recent thigh injury. Nick Blackman Derby County: Carson; Wisdom, Keogh, Davies, Forsyth; Butterfield, Huddlestone, Johnson; Russell, Martin, Weimann Subs: Mitchell, Bryson, Anya, Baird, Pearce, Bennett, Nugent Wolverhampton Wanderers: Ruddy; Miranda, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Saiss, Neves, Douglas; Enobakhare, Bonatini, Jota Subs: Norris, Bennett, Batth, Cavaleiro, Dicko, Price, Ronan
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