Wolves v Sunderland preview

Date published: Friday 2nd December 2011 8:37

Wolves expect to have a quartet of players back in contention against the Black Cats.

Midfielders Jamie O’Hara and Stephen Hunt will return after missing the defeat at Chelsea through suspension while striker Kevin Doyle (knee) and defender Richard Stearman, who will play with a cast on his broken wrist, are expected to be available.

But midfielder and former captain Karl Henry will have to serve a one-game ban after incurring his fifth yellow card of the campaign at Stamford Bridge.

Caretaker Sunderland boss Eric Black is unlikely to make wholesale changes.

Black, who has taken charge of team affairs in the wake of Steve Bruce’s departure, has little room for manoeuvre with Titus Bramble and Fraizer Campbell (both knee) back in training, but short of match fitness.

Striker Connor Wickham (knee ligaments) and goalkeepers Simon Mignolet (fractured nose and eye socket) and Craig Gordon (knee) also remain on the sidelines.

Wolves (from): Hennessey, De Vries, Stearman, Zubar, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Hammill, O’Hara, Hunt, Guedioura, Jarvis, Doyle, Doherty, Elokobi, Craddock, Milijas, Edwards, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher, Doherty.

Sunderland (from): Westwood, Carson, Brown, Bardsley, Richardson, Turner, Laing, Cattermole, Gardner, Vaughan, Larsson, Colback, Elmohamady, Meyler, Sessegnon, Bendtner, Ji, McClean, Cook, Egan, Noble.

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Wolves v Sunderland preview

Date published: Friday 26th November 2010 9:49

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has a host of injury worries ahead of his team’s match against the Black Cats.

Defender Steven Mouyokolo is struggling with a back injury and is rated as 50/50 for the match but McCarthy is hopeful that Kevin Foley, who injured his knee in training, and Steven Fletcher, who has a virus, will be fit to play.

Wolves will be without captain Karl Henry for two months after he suffered a knee injury during the team’s defeat at Blackpool. Dave Edwards is also out with a thigh complaint. Christophe Berra is suspended, but Ronald Zubar comes back into the squad after recovering from an ankle injury.

Sunderland are set to begin a lengthy spell without defenders Titus Bramble and Michael Turner.

Bramble underwent surgery on a damaged knee cartilage on Thursday and is facing at least six weeks on the sidelines, wile Turner could be out for three months with a knee ligament injury.

John Mensah is set to partner Anton Ferdinand in central defence despite still recovering from a dislocated shoulder, while striker Asamoah Gyan has returned to training after missing Monday night’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Everton because of a thigh strain.

David Meyler (knee) is working his way back towards full match fitness, but Fraizer Campbell (also knee) is still out.

Wolves (from): Hahnemann, Foley, Van Damme, Jarvis, Jones, Ward, Fletcher, Ebanks-Blake, Doyle, Stearman, Mujangi Bia, Mouyokolo, Halford, Milijas, Elokobi, Hill, Hennessey, Hunt, Bent, Zubar.

Sunderland (from): Gordon, Mignolet, Onuoha, Bardsley, Richardson, Angeleri, Ferdinand, Mensah, Da Silva, Cattermole, Riveros, Henderson, Malbranque, Elmohamady, Zenden, Bent, Gyan, Welbeck, Adams.

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