Wolves potential starting line up vs Ipswich

New Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Walter Zenga

Wolves continue their Championship season with a game against Ipswich tonight, but who makes it into their team?

Wolves face Ipswich tonight at Molineux knowing that consecutive wins will keep them in the leading pack as the Championship enters another game week.

With a hard fought 2-2 draw against Rotherham and a 2-0 victory over Reading that was achieved at a canter, who will be in the starting X! for tonight’s game?


Carl Ikeme

Wolves' Carl Ikeme

                                                                                  Wolves' Carl Ikeme

Ikeme only faced one shot on target throughout their game against Reading and he dealt with it with ease. The goalkeeper looked strong in the air and his distribution was fast and accurate. As Reading posed so little threat and he kept a clean-sheet, it is a near certainty that he will start the game tonight.

Conor Coady, Danny Batth , Dominic Iorfa and Matt Doherty

Wolves' Dominic Iorfa (L) in action with Hull City's Abel Hernandez                                              Wolves' Dominic Iorfa (L) in action with Hull City's Abel Hernandez                               

The back four looked completely untroubled against Reading in their last game. Batth and Iorfa were strong and compact in the heart of the defence, while their distribution and use of the ball was very impressive. The two wide defenders were also very comfortable.

Coady in particular impressed especially due to the fact this was his first Championship appearance at right-back. While on the left, Doherty was superb. He took his goal exceptionally well and attacked the flanks tirelessly. With both left and right-backs improving as each game goes by, manager Walter Zenga will be very pleased with their potential.

David Edwards, Lee Evans and George Saville

Derby County's Raul Albentosa in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' David Edwards

                          Derby County's Raul Albentosa in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' David Edwards

The three midfielders were fantastic against Reading. With Wolves only managing to get 34% possession, it was a necessity that they used the ball well, and they did exactly that.

Lee Evans and David Edwards were tasked with hounding down Reading’s players tirelessly. The two did not give Reading’s midfield a moments rest and used the ball very well when given the chance. However, George Saville was the best of the three with his willingness to drive at defenders, while he showed he can be a complete midfielder with his good range of passing and the fact he did not shy away from making a strong tackle. He was also made the assist for Joe Mason as Wolves took the game out of Reading’s reach.

Joe Mason, Jon Bodvarsson and Joao Teixeira

-  Iceland Jon Dadi Bodvarsson celebrates after scoring a goal.

                                                  Iceland Jon Dadi Bodvarsson celebrates after scoring a goal.

The two wide men were outstanding against Reading. Teixeira in particular was fantastic. His willingness to run at defenders brought him a lot of time and space while his quick feet left many Reading players marking empty space. His vision was also a particularly strong aspect of his game with his ability to see a pass that others cannot something that will serve Wolves well this season.

While he had to settle for just one assist in the game, he will surely add to his goals and assists as the season goes on. Joe Mason on the other wing was also very impressive. He looked comfortable on the wing and linked up well with the other forwards while he was able to double Wolves’ lead with a very well taken goal.

Bodvarsson is also another player that had a good game. His ability in the air, pace and movement kept Reading on the back foot and he did everything but score on the day. He, and every Wolves’ fan, will be hoping that he finds the net as frequently as his talent suggests he will.

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