Wolverhampton Wanderers confirm that Adama Traore has been ‘passed fit’ to face Leicester City on Friday evening. The 24-year-old dislocated his shoulder in Wolves’ 0-0 draw with Manchester United (February 1) and was a doubt ahead of their meeting with the Foxes. But Nuno Espirito Santo says Traore will be “ready” for the visit of City.
Nuno said: “Everybody is ready to go. It’s less of a worry for (Adama) because he’s strong and he has a lot of people taking care of him. The problem is there, of course, and it takes time to settle down, but the kind of work he’s doing, muscular work, it’s about getting stronger and taking care, avoiding some kind of contact, of course.”
It’s great news for Wolves as Traore would have been a big loss given his fine form this season. The Spaniard has contributed 11 goals in 24 Premier League games, creating 34 chances, whipping in 132 crosses and making 133 successful dribbles (74%), as per WhoScored. Nuno would have Pedro Neto, Diogo Jota and new-boy Daniel Podence to call upon in his absence, however.
Wolves are ninth in the league with 35 points from 25 games, coming off the back of one win from their last six. Nuno’s men have only lost once in their previous four outings, however, so they’re still proving hard to beat. Leicester are third with 49 points and have one win in four.
A win for Wolves could see them go sixth in the table while Leicester could go second if they come out on top.