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Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Dann. Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Blocked by Grant Hanley.
Centre by Jamie O'Hara, clearance made by Scott Dann.
A cross is delivered by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
The referee blows for offside against Michael Kightly. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.
Michael Kightly sends in a cross, clearance by Grant Hanley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson by Nenad Milijas. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis, Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.
Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Nenad Milijas goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
The ball is delivered by Stephen Ward, Scott Dann makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Ward by Mauro Formica. Direct free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.
Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball, clearance made by Jason Lowe. Corner taken right-footed by Michael Kightly from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Ronald Zubar goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake replaces Kevin Doyle.
Jamie O'Hara gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Hoilett. David Dunn takes the direct free kick.
David Hoilett concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie O'Hara. Free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara. Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in. Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey. Kevin Doyle sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Steven Fletcher misses to the left of the target.
Nenad Milijas on for David Davis.
David Dunn is brought on as a substitute for Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the inswinging corner, Jamie O'Hara manages to make a clearance. Mauro Formica takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey. Stephen Ward produces a cross, Effort from deep inside the area by David Davis clears the bar.
David Hoilett takes a shot. Stephen Ward gets a block in.
Martin Olsson crosses the ball, blocked by Richard Stearman. Outswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.
David Hoilett scores a goal from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-2 Blackburn.Ayegbeni Yakubu provided the assist for the goal.
Centre by Matthew Jarvis.
The ball is crossed by David Hoilett.
Steven Fletcher challenges Martin Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Fletcher booked for unsporting behaviour. Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Ronald Zubar.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Steven Fletcher. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sebastien Bassong by Ayegbeni Yakubu. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis, clearance made by Martin Olsson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Hanley on David Davis. Grant Hanley goes into the referee's book. Michael Kightly is brought on as a substitute for David Edwards. Jamie O'Hara restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Steven Fletcher.
Marcus Olsson produces a cross, clearance by Richard Stearman.
The assistant referee flags for offside against David Hoilett. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.
Mauro Formica takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.
Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Jason Lowe, clearance by Sebastien Bassong.
David Hoilett fouled by David Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Morten Gamst Pedersen sends in a cross, Mauro Formica produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
The ball is swung over by Ayegbeni Yakubu.
Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross, Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.
Grant Hanley concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from right wing, Paul Robinson makes a save.
David Hoilett gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-1 Blackburn.Morten Gamst Pedersen provided the assist for the goal.
Foul by Richard Stearman on Ayegbeni Yakubu, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.
Shot on goal by Ayegbeni Yakubu from just inside the area goes over the target.
Martin Olsson produces a cross, save by Wayne Hennessey.
The referee blows for offside against Marcus Olsson. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Jamie O'Hara on David Hoilett, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside against David Hoilett. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by David Hoilett.
David Davis fouled by Morten Gamst Pedersen, the ref awards a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen is cautioned. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Mauro Formica takes a shot. Stephen Ward gets a block in.
Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Olsson.
A cross is delivered by Steven Fletcher.
Steven Fletcher takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Foul by David Edwards on Steven Nzonzi, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Stearman.
The ball is delivered by Martin Olsson, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.
David Hoilett concedes a free kick for a foul on Sebastien Bassong. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Mauro Formica concedes a free kick for a foul on David Davis. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.
Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross.
A cross is delivered by David Edwards, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Matthew Jarvis goes wide right of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Kevin Doyle.
Mauro Formica produces a cross, Header from close range by Ayegbeni Yakubu misses to the right of the target.
Short corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Jamie O'Hara concedes a free kick for a foul on Mauro Formica. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.
The ball is crossed by Stephen Ward.
Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Ayegbeni Yakubu fouled by Richard Stearman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Ayegbeni Yakubu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Edwards. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
A cross is delivered by David Davis, Headed effort on goal by Kevin Doyle from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie O'Hara, clearance by Martin Olsson.
Matthew Jarvis produces a cross, Scott Dann makes a clearance.
Short corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line.
Jason Lowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie O'Hara. Stephen Ward takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Edwards on Marcus Olsson. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance made by Stephen Ward.
Johnson in contention
Wolves skipper and defender Roger Johnson is included in the squad for their home Barclays Premier League clash with Blackburn after being disciplined for being in an unfit condition to train on Monday.
Johnson, dropped for the past two games, and on-loan Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong, who has recovered from a hamstring injury, are in contention after the 5-0 defeat at Fulham last weekend.
Midfielder David Davis, recalled from a loan spell at Chesterfield, is included in the squad as a possible replacement for Karl Henry who is side-lined with a hamstring injury. Fellow midfielder Dave Edwards resumed training yesterday after two weeks out with a knee injury while top scorer Steven Fletcher has recovered from illness.
Wolves have gone more than three months without a home win and lost 5-1 to West Brom in the last game at Molineux - a match which sealed manager Mick McCarthy's fate.
Connor knows that record has to improve but is trying to play down the significance of the Blackburn game as he predicted another last-day-of-the-season battle to survive in the top flight.
He said: "I know we haven't won at home since December 4 but we have to try to play in a positive manner, be bold and win a game of football.
"I hope the fans react to that and give a positive feedback to the players. Hopefully then everyone can go home with a smile on their faces.
"The lads are professional. This is their home pitch, and they want to win on that home pitch.
"People are building up the significance of this game and we know it will be big but it is not the end of the campaign.
"We will try to get three points and, if we do, it will be a great win and a great boost for everyone.
"If it goes the other way, we've got another 10 games after that to get the points we need to stay in the Premier League."
Blackburn manager Steve Kean has extra defensive options at his disposal, with both Gael Givet and Jason Lowe returning from suspension.
It is unlikely the duo will break into the Scot's starting line-up, though, with both short of match practice.
One man who could start at Molineux is David Dunn, with the midfielder having come off the bench against Aston Villa last week to score the equaliser in a 1-1 draw.
Blackburn will call on the experience of last season's successful survival bid.
Only goal difference separates the two sides in a congested bottom quarter of the ladder at the moment, with Wolves occupying the final relegation spot and Rovers just above them on the same number of points - 22.
With QPR and Bolton - who also meet- on 22 and 20 points respectively, and bottom side Wigan perched on 20, things could hardly be tighter, and there is every chance the fight to stay up could go to the very last day of the season, just as it did in 2011.
Then, Blackburn secured another season in the top division with a 3-2 win over Wanderers and Kean has called on his players to tap into those memories.
"We're going into the Wolves game with experience of how we played last year," he said.
"We were 3-0 up at half-time, hit the post for number four after that and, with the way we played in the second half of the draw with Aston Villa last week, if we can take those positive aspects with us, it is a game we are looking forward to."
David Dunn's second-half equaliser salvaged a point for Rovers against Villa - the nearest side to the struggling quintet on 30 points - but it could not earn his side what would have been just a second win in six.
As a result, they remain in deep trouble, just like Wolves, who were thumped 5-0 at Fulham last weekend as they continue to acclimatise to life under Terry Connor following the departure of Mick McCarthy.
"I saw Wolves last week and they were unfortunate not to get a goal before Fulham scored," Kean said of the Midlands club.
"I don't expect they will have their heads down too much. They will have been back ion the training ground, working that result out of them. It's going to be tough. It's a massive game."
Hoilett the hero as Rovers rise
Two fine strikes from Junior Hoilett secured Blackburn a vital 2-0 victory over fellow strugglers Wolves in a crunch Barclays Premier League clash at Molineux.
Hoilett put the visitors in front in the 43rd minute with a well-executed shot after Wanderers' David Davis had only been able to flick on a throw into the box from Rovers midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen.
The Canadian forward then fired in a second from 25 yards in the 69th minute, clinching a result that moves his team up from 18th to 16th in the table, three points clear of the relegation zone, and leaves the hosts 19th, one adrift.
Wolves, playing at their own ground for the first time since the humiliating 5-1 derby loss to West Brom a month ago which proved to be Mick McCarthy's last game in charge, were looking to put a turbulent few days firmly behind them but failed to rise to the occasion.
The midlands outfit have now won only once in their last 14 league games and the match finished with some of the home supporters calling for the club's board, who decided to dismiss McCarthy and replace him with his assistant Terry Connor, to be sacked.
There had been a similar protest outside the stadium ahead of kick-off.
Connor made four changes from the thumping 5-0 defeat at Fulham last Sunday, with top-scorer Steven Fletcher - fully recovered from illness - Sebastien Bassong, David Edwards and top-flight debutant Davis coming in for the injured Karl Henry and benched trio Michael Kightly, Kevin Foley and Christophe Berra.
Roger Johnson, punished earlier in the week after reporting for work unfit to train properly, was once again among the substitutes, while for Blackburn Jason Lowe returned from suspension and Marcus Olsson joined his twin brother Martin in the side, replacing Bradley Orr and Radosav Petrovic in the only adjustments from last week's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.
Wanderers made a bright start, with Kevin Doyle sending an early header off-target, but at the other end, Ayegbeni Yakubu volleyed over and then struck at goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey from Mauro Formica's cross after the hosts had given away possession.
Moments later Yakubu was on the end of another Formica delivery to head narrowly wide, before Wolves winger Matt Jarvis put the ball the wrong side of the post from close range, Edwards' cross appearing to come at him a little too quickly.
Fletcher tried his luck from distance in the 27th minute but his effort was nowhere near troubling Paul Robinson in the Blackburn goal.
Yakubu slid in a failed attempt to convert Marcus Olsson's cross, but the wideman had already been flagged offside, and the Nigerian then shot over from a tight angle.
Rovers were finishing the half strongly and made the breakthrough two minutes before the break as Pedersen's throw was diverted by Davis' head into the path of Hoilett, who sent the ball bouncing past Hennessey.
Two minutes into the second period Fletcher looked to emulate Hoilett but miscued his volley from Jarvis' cross.
Blackburn were soon back on the attack and Pedersen swung in a delivery that was too deep for Formica to fashion anything with.
Wolves lost the ball again, allowing Formica to send a shot down Hennessey's throat and Davis then did well to nick the ball off Yakubu as the striker tried to turn in the box.
The pressure was mounting on Wanderers and with just over 20 minutes to go Rovers doubled their advantage, Hoilett finding the space to lash the ball in from outside the area.
Wolves needed to respond quickly and after surviving a scramble in their box from a corner, they applied some pressure, only for Davis to skew wide in a useful position.
Robinson kept out a shot from Jamie O'Hara and Fletcher and substitute Nenad Milijas - on for Davis - missed the target with headers.
Ultimately it was too little too late, and after Robinson saved a further Fletcher effort, there were boos at the final whistle from Wanderers fans, with banners being unfurled in the stands expressing their anger at the board.
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