Confirmed Wolves v Newcastle line-ups: Jota passed fit to start, Almiron on the bench

A general view of Molineux during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Villareal at Molineux on August 4, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Newcastle United this evening.

Wolverhampton Wanderers starting XI: Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Jonny; Moutinho; Jota, Jimenez.

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitutes: Ruddy, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Vinagre, Traore.

Newcastle United starting XI: Dubravka; Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie; Atsu, Hayden, Longstaff, Perez, Rondon.

Newcastle United substitutes: Woodman, Manquillo, Fernandez, Diame, Kenedy, Almiron, Joselu.

Wolves head into the game in great form, having beaten Leicester City, West Ham United and Everton in their last three Premier League outings, whilst they also saw off Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup in midweek.

Nuno Espirito Santo is earning huge praise, so unsurprisingly hasn't changed his team from the side which beat Everton, with Rui Patricio starting in goal tonight.

It's the familiar back three in front of him, as Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady and Willy Boly all start, with Matt Doherty and Jonny Otto starting as the wing backs.

Ruben Neves plays alongside Leander Dendoncker in midfield, with Joao Moutinho in an advanced role behind Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota, who has been passed fit to play.

Ivan Cavaleiro therefore has to settle for a place on the bench, alongside John Ruddy, Helder Costa, Morgan Gibbs-White, Romain Saiss, Ruben Vinagre and Adama Traore.

Meanwhile, Newcastle go with Martin Dubravka in goal, and use a back five of DeAndre Yedlin, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Florian Lejeune and Matt Ritchie ahead of him.

Isaac Hayden is joined by Sean Longstaff in midfield, with Christian Atsu and Ayoze Perez out wide, supporting lone striker Salomon Rondon.

That means that Miguel Almiron is only on the bench after his huge move on deadline day, alongside Freddie Woodman, Javi Manquillo, Federico Fernandez, Mohamed Diame, Kenedy and Joselu.

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