As Wolves gear up to kick off their Carling Cup campaign against Southend this evening, Mick McCarthy has revealed he will use the competition to give some of his youngsters a run out.
The two that will benefit this evening are Sam Winnall, a striker, and defender Danny Batth; both only 19 years old.
It seems Winnall has won his place in the side due to impressive form in training and pre-season, whereas Batth impressed on his loan spell at Colchester under ex-Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd last season.
It's always good to see some young potential, eager to impress taking to the pitch for their first competitive game in front of their home fans. Hopefully they can impress.
As we know, English cup competitions can always provide shocks and Wolves will be well aware that Southend won't turn up just to be rolled over. Therefore, McCarthy has also included a few regulars that should provide the class needed to see off the League Two side.
Wolves fans will be quietly confident that their side can run out victorious in this match, but until the result is in the bag, nothing can be taken for granted.
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