Wolves given huge injury boost as they head into the festive fixtures

Andre Gray of Burnley in action with Mike Williamson of Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves battled to a 4-4 draw with Fulham at the weekend as their thrilling comeback ended in a draw.

Wolves took a valuable point from their weekend game against Fulham as they came back from 3-1 down to take a 4-3 lead. Their celebration over their 90th minute goal was short lived though, as Fulham took advantage of their final chance of the game to equalise and force the points to be shared. While it was two points dropped in the end, it was a positive point for Paul Lambert's struggling side and, according to the Express and Star, there is more good news on the horizon.

The point saw Wolves continue their improved run of form as they try to put more ground between themselves and the relegation zone. Considering their start under Walter Zenga was so poor, the beginning of Lambert's tenure has been a promising one for the fans. The return of defender Mike Williamson is also something that will cause optimism to grow further too, as he has been unable to appear for his side this season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul LambertWolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert

On Williamson's impending return, Lambert told the Express and Star: "I know Mike really well from my time at Wycombe. He has been training and he’s doing ever so well at the minute. Hopefully, he can get a good week under his belt, have no complications and we’ll look to arrange a game for him".

"He’s a terrific experienced player, knows the game inside out and if we can get him back and fully fit he’ll be a big plus for us".

The return of Williamson, a man that is well versed in playing at the top of the English game with Newcastle, will provide a solid and experienced option in the defence, something that Wolves have struggled to find this season due to their relative inexperience in their pool of defenders. 

Andre Gray of Burnley in action with Mike Williamson of Wolverhampton WanderersAndre Gray of Burnley in action with Mike Williamson of Wolverhampton Wanderers

Lambert, who managed Williamson at Wycombe, will be desperate to utilise the defender as soon as he can, with the four goals they conceded against Fulham the latest display of how much they need to tighten up their defence.

Wolves now face a trip to Wales to play struggling Cardiff City with both sides knowing that a win could see them propel themselves up the table and away from the relegation zone. 

 

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