Confirmed: Wolves v Aston Villa line-ups - Jordan Ayew named on Villa bench

Molineux - Wolves - Billy Wright Stand

Here is how the two sides will line up for tonight's pre-season encounter between Wolves and Aston Villa at Molineux...

Wolves starting XI: Ikeme; Iorfa, Stearman, Hause, Golbourne; Henry, McDonald, Coady, Edwards; Afobe, Dicko

Subs: McCarey, Doherty, Ebanks-Landell, Rowe, Price, van La Parra, Graham, Reid

Aston Villa Starting XI: Bunn; Hutton, Clark, Richards, Amavi; Bacuna, Westwood, Gueye, Sinclair; Agbonlahor, Kozak

Subs: Steer, Lyden, Robinson, Donacien, Baker, Ayew

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa continue their pre-season preparations on Tuesday night when they meet for the first time in over three years in a friendly match at Molineux.

The two sides last faced off against each other in a Premier League clash at the same venue back in February 2012, when LA Galaxy loanee Robbie Keane netted a second-half brace against his old club to hand the visitors a 3-2 comeback win.

Wolves would go on to suffer successive relegations over the next 18 months but a swift revival saw them win the 2013-14 League One title with a records points total and then seal a seventh-place finish in the Championship last season.

Kenny Jackett – the man who has orchestrated that recovery – has since lost star winger Bakary Sako and only managed to bring in Conor Coady and Jed Wallace so far this summer, but the majority of the squad which narrowly missed out on the play-offs three months back is still intact.

Villa, meanwhile, have suffered their own major losses following another relegation-threatened campaign, with Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke both heading for pastures new, but manager Tim Sherwood has been orchestrating a French revolution of sorts in the Midlands in recent weeks.

Midfielder Idrissa Gueye, left-back Jordan Amavi and striker Jordan Ayew have all arrived from Lille, Nice and Lorient, respectively, for a combined £27 million, while Nantes playmaker Jordan Veretout is also reported to be on the verge of a £10 million move to Villa Park.

Gueye and Amavi both make Sherwood's starting XI for tonight's clash, while Ayew could make his debut after being named to the bench.

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