Wolves v Fulham: Match Preview

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Wolves v Fulham
Sunday, 21 August: 14:00
Barclays Premier League

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Wolves will see the return of Michael Kightly who has recovered from a knee injury. Defender Richard Stearman has been given the all clear after tweaking his back against Blackburn Rovers last weekend.

Fulham’s Simon Davies is still out of contention due to a knee problem, but should be back in first team action next week.

Danny Murphy, who was subbed as a precaution during Fulham’s Europa fixture against Dnipro, has had his groin complaint given the all clear.

Fletcher faces Fulham

After scoring in Wolves’ comeback against Blackburn Rovers last weekend, Steven Fletcher is ready to build on his record of good season starts to push Mick McCarthy’s men up the Barclays Premier League table.

Mick McCarthy’s side will welcome Fulham to the Molineux in a fixture that has ended in cagey draws in two of the last three games, and the 24-year-old striker is ready to turn the game into three points.

"That's two seasons in a row I've got off to a good start and hopefully it continues," he said. "But Fulham are a good side who pass the ball well. They are one of the good passing sides in the league so it will be a tough test.

"But we're at home where we had a decent record last season and we'll be looking to get a good result.

"We certainly don't want to go through what we went through at the end of last season - it wasn't nice to be involved in.

"Hopefully we can get a decent amount of points over the next run of games to stand us in good stead for later on.

"We've got a good understanding now of what we need to do in the Premier League now.


"We've just got to keep working and picking up experience and if we do then we've got a good chance."

Fletcher may well continue in Mick McCarthy’s 4-4-2 formation from Saturday alongside strike partner Matt Jarvis.

"Jarvo is a great player for us and a big asset with his pace and the way he can go by players," he continued.

"I've got a great understanding with him as well. When he gets to the line I've got an understanding of where he's going to put the ball.

"It's worked well for us since I arrived here and did well for us last season. We had a decent partnership on Saturday and just need to keep that go

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