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Wolverhampton V Northampton at Molineux Stadium : Match Preview

11 Aug 2014 15:31:00

Wolverhampton V Northampton at Molineux Stadium : Match Preview

Wolverhampton V Northampton - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Strong team for Wolves

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has vowed to field a strong team for the Capital One Cup tie with Northampton at Molineux, even if it means rotating his squad by bringing in a few players who were on the bench for the win over Norwich.

Midfielder Tommy Rowe has only just returned to training this week and Jackett hopes he will be available for first-team duty in a fortnight, but everyone else is fit and ready to play.

"It's a different kind of challenge and part of a period where, as a squad, we want to build up some momentum," said the manager. "It will be the same squad, even if we change one or two - it will be a strong and balanced team, where everybody knows their job.

"It's a close-knit squad, so we have to see what we have and whether they are going to be good enough if we need them, because they will be required during the season - we haven't got high numbers but we have got good quality and good balance."

Northampton came out of Saturday's League Two win over Mansfield with a few knocks and have doubts over Emile Sinclair, Chris Hackett and Darren Carter ahead of the trip.

Manager Chris Wilder insists he is up for the challenge of taking on Championship opposition but admits he will not take any risks with key players during a hectic start to the campaign.

He told Cobblers Player: "You can't look at this period, just one game at a time as there are a lot of matches coming up to consider. But when the draw came out, I thought it was a great tie for us; taking on a club that has done tremendously well over the last 12 months and is steeped in history, with some great players and a great stadium - it's a fantastic place to go and play football and I'm looking forward to it.

"We're playing against some proper players. No disrespect to League Two, but these are Championship players and whatever side they put out, it will be one full of quality. The manager likes to play football but is also very competitive and always likes to win."



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