Stearman warns of Spurs backlash

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Defender Richard Stearman insists Tottenham are in a false position in the Barclays Premier League and warned Wolves to guard against a backlash in Saturday's clash at Molineux.

Wolves have picked up seven points from their opening three games while Tottenham have been beaten by the two Manchester clubs - including a 5-1 home drubbing by City. But Stearman knows Spurs have a massive array of talent at their disposal, particularly after the arrival of Emanuel Adebayor and Scott Parker before the transfer window closed.

Stearman said: "The table is a bit disjointed at the moment, with some teams down there who shouldn't be. Spurs will want a response from their last game against Manchester City and they've got a whole wealth of talent in their squad."

He added: "Parker and Adebayor have come in and you look at the array of talent they've got and I think they could call upon anyone in their squad and you'd find they were an international player.

"They've added very well in the window. It's going to be one of the toughest games we'll probably face, but then again in recent times we have done okay against them."

Right-back Stearman is relishing the challenge he is likely to face from Gareth Bale.

"I've come up against plenty of very good wingers and forwards before and Gareth Bale is certainly among that list," he said. "I've played against him several times as we were both growing up so I'm relishing the challenge of going up against him."

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