Paul Lambert names an unchanged side as Wolverhampton Wanderers welcome Nottingham Forest to Molineux.
has named an unchanged side as Paul Lambert welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Molineux this evening. Nottingham Forest
The Midlands side have moved
eight points clear of the Championship relegation zone thanks to an impressive run of four straight wins, and Lambert has opted against tinkering with a starting XI that delivered a 3-1 victory over Cardiff City at the weekend.
That means another start up front for on-loan Derby County striker
, with attacking support from Andreas Weimann , Helder Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro . Ben Marshall - Wolves' Dave Edwards joint top scorer alongside Costa - continues in a holding role alongside . Lee Evans
, who scored a brace against Danny Batth 's side last time out, is in the heart of the defence alongside Neil Warnock , with Kortney Hause at right-back and Conor Coady on the left. Matt Doherty retains his place between the sticks as number one Andy Lonergan continues to recover from injury, with youngster Carl Ikeme on the bench. Harry Burgoyne
Other options on the bench for Lambert include
, Nouha Dicko , Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Romain Saiss . Mike Williamson
The game has come slightly too soon for injured trio
, Jordan Graham and Michal Zyro , all of whom participated in a behind-closed-doors friendly earlier today. Silvio
Meanwhile, Forest boss
makes three changes from the side that claimed a 1-1 draw at Preston North End over the weekend as he looks for his first win in charge of the relegation-threatened side. Mark Warburton
All three of those changes come in defence, with only centre-back
retaining his place. Danny Fox is in for Armand Traore at left-back, while Daniel Pinillos replaces Michael Mancienne on the right. Eric Lichaj makes a return to the back four after two months out with a groin injury, with Matt Mills missing out on a place in the travelling squad. Joe Worrall , Zach Clough , David Vaughan , Ben Brereton and Chris Cohen patrol the middle of the park, while Ben Osborn 10-goal top scorer continues up front. Britt Assombalonga
Once again on-loan Aston Villa striker
is absent from the matchday squad as he remains "under the weather". Ross McCormack Wolverhampton Wanderers: Lonergan; Coady, Batth, Hause, Doherty; Edwards, Evans; Costa, Cavaleiro, Marshall; Weimann Subs: Burgoyne, Williamson, Saville, Saiss, Gibbs-White, Dicko, Bodvarsson Nottingham Forest: Smith; Mancienne, Mills, Fox, Traore; Cohen, Vaughan, Brereton, Clough, Osborn; Assombalonga Subs: Evtimov, Lichaj, Tshibola, Carayol, Ward, Vellios, Cash
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