Jez Moxey believes Wolves "are just about on schedule" to appoint sacked manager Mick McCarthy's successor in time for Saturday's clash at Newcastle.

Chief executive Moxey confirmed that "second interviews" are to take place with certain candidates - and Steve Bruce is now a clear favourite with the bookmakers. He impressed when meeting Moxey and Wolves owner Steve Morgan on Friday.

But early favourite Alan Curbishley appears to have slipped out of the running after holding talks with Moxey and Morgan on Thursday. Moxey said: "What I can say is that I think we are about halfway through the process and it is going well."

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