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Wolves Vs Newcastle United, Sat 28 Aug 2010

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Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is set to revert to the side which has made an impressive start to the Barclays Premier League campaign for Saturday's home clash with Newcastle.

McCarthy made 10 changes for the mid-week Carling Cup success over Southend at Molineux.

But he said: "All the players from the Southend game are in the squad but, if you are asking my line-up, they won't be starting. The team that beat Stoke and drew at Everton warrant starting - certainly most of them."

It means Michael Mancienne, signed for a third loan spell from Chelsea, is likely to be amongst the substitutes. Defender Ronald Zubar is pushing for a recall after recovering from injury.

Kevin Foley insists Wolves will not be overawed by Newcastle after their six-goal hammering of Aston Villa.

The right-back is optimistic the Wolves defence is up to the task of stopping the threat of Andy Carroll after his hat-trick stunned managerless Villa at St James' Park and he believes McCarthy's side can take heart from their own unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign.

Foley told Wolves' official website: "Of course you notice a result like the 6-0.

"I remember last season Tottenham beat Wigan 9-1 at home and we went there for their next home match and ended up winning 1-0.

"I don't think it will be in our heads that Newcastle have won 6-0, it's just another game.

"Nobody is under any illusions that Newcastle is going to be anything but a very tough game.

"They have got players who have been there and done it in this league.

"They will be on a high after their last league result against Villa. They took them on at St James' Park and stuck six goals past them.

"But we were never going to be taking them lightly even after they lost to Manchester United.

"Every game is different, and every game in this division is tough.

"But in the league we're very happy with our start so far.

"Getting good results in the first two games has been important and it's been very solid and given us something to build on."

Newcastle boss Chris Hughton will turn to his big guns once again as he looks for a second successive Premier League victory.

Hughton rested the entire starting XI from last Sunday's clash with Villa for the Carling Cup trip to Accrington Stanley in midweek, but is likely to restore them all for the game at Molineux.

Xisco (groin) and Danny Guthrie (knee) will miss out and Sol Campbell is still working his way towards match fitness, while Danny Simpson, Leon Best (both ankle), Steven Taylor (shoulder) and Dan Gosling (knee) remain on the sidelines.

Hughton will concentrate on his reunion with Wolves boss McCarthy at Molineux with both clubs looking to continue promising starts to the campaign.

The two men were Republic of Ireland team-mates and the former full-back has immense respect for his one-time defensive colleague.

He said: "The two things that very much come to mind are that Mick was always a leader, and his honesty.

"He was always very straight, and how he sees it is how he says it. He has good a lot of good qualities, Mick."

McCarthy achieved last season what Hughton hopes to this - by keeping his promoted side in the top flight, something he was unable to do with former club Sunderland in 2005-06 with even greater financial restrictions than those under which Hughton is currently working.

The Newcastle boss said: "It's always about the timing.

"It's also about the feel at a club and what we have been able to do is go through some very difficult times, some very tough times.

"We have managed to change things around slightly and at the moment, there's a reasonably good feelgood factor at the club.

"But that's where we are and we know how quickly things can change."

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