Adama Traore was substituted late in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ FA Cup defeat to Manchester United with what looked to be an injury, but Nuno Espirito Santo has allayed such fears and insists the 23-year-old is fine.
Traore was replaced by Oskar Burr in the 87th minute and could have been an injury doubt ahead of Saturday’s trip to face Southampton. However, Nuno said in his post-match interview: “He’s okay.”
Wolves can ill-afford to lose another attacker. The Midlands outfit are already short on options after Diogo Jota picked up an injury and Patrick Cutrone was loaned out to Fiorentina.
Nuno is forced to play the same front three of Pedro Neto, Raul Jimenez and Traore, but Wolves are struggling for goals in recent weeks and burnout may be to blame.
The side are winless in their last five games and have only scored twice in this time period too – 1-0 defeat to Liverpool (December 29, 2019), 2-1 defeat to Watford (January 1, 2020), 0-0 draw with Man Utd (January 4), 1-1 draw with Newcastle United (January 11), 1-0 defeat to Man Utd (January 15).
Nevertheless, Traore should be fit and available to face Southampton on Saturday.