Date: 29th July 2018 at 8:00am
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Wolverhampton Wanderers suffered their first proper defeat of our pre-season warmup campaign on Saturday as we went down 2-1 to Derby County at Pride Park.

The hosts took the early lead through David Nugent but Jota had us back on level terms as he reacted quickest to a Ruben Neves effort that came back off the woodwork. Mason Mount went on to add their second and the winner but Nuno Espirito Santo will focus on the benefits of another decent run out as we continue preparations for our return to the Premier League in 2018/19.

There were also first run outs for new signings Jonny Otto and Joao Moutinho as they continue to settle in with the new group and a new country.


Carson, Wisdom (Bogle 84), Lowe (Forsyth 78), Keogh (Pearce 84), Davies, Ledley (Johnson), Wilson, Bryson (Jozefzoon), Nugent (Bennett), Mount, Lawrence (Thomas 82).

Unused Subs:

Roos, Jerome, Mitchell.

Goals – Nugent (41), (Mount (72).


Patricio (Norris 61), Doherty, Saiss (Bennett 61), Coady, Boly, Otto (Giles 61), Neves, Moutinho (Gibbs-White 46), Costa, Bonatini (Jimenez 46), Jota (Enobakhare 73).

Unused Subs:

Buur, Batth, Hause, Goncalves, Ashley-Seal.

Goals – Jota (67).

Referee: Peter Bankes.

It was remiss of me, but here are the Stoke City friendly details as well.

A largely uneventful clash on Wednesday evening at the Bet365 Stadium saw a scoreless draw.


Federici, Bauer, Pieters, Allen (Berahino 72), Badou (Etebo 46), Ince, Afobe (Crouch 46), McClean (Bojan 46), Martins Indi (Diouf 46), Shawcross, Fletcher (Cameron 72).

Unused Subs:

Haugaard, Choupo-Moting, Imbula, Edwards, Sorensen, Souttar, Bursik.


Ruddy (Patricio 46), Doherty (Buur 63), Bennett (Saiss 46), Neves (Watt 63), Jimenez (Bonatini 46), Costa (Ashley-Seal 63), Giles (John 63), Coady (Batth 63), Gibbs-White (Goncalves 46), Jota (Cavaleiro 32) (Enobakhare 63), Hause.

Unused Subs:

Castro, Norris, Boly.

Referee: Steve Martin.