According to Sky Sports, Wolverhampton Wanderers have an injury doubt ahead of Friday’s meeting with Manchester City – Adama Traore has ‘discomfort in his shoulder’. And should the 23-year-old miss out against City, Pedro Neto could replace him. He impressed off the bench in Wolves’ 2-1 win over Norwich City (December 21) and arguably deserves a start as recognition.
That being said, Traore is expected to start. The Spaniard hasn’t missed a Premier League game for Wolves since the opening day of the season, racking up 1302 minutes of playing time from a possible 1350 since September. Traore has scored and created 10 goals in 27 games in all competitions and is undroppable under Nuno Espirito Santo.
Despite his shoulder discomfort, Traore still has three days to recover. Wolves’ next outing is at Molineux too, so a late decision can be made on his fitness. With no fresh injury problems, Nuno should be able to name Traore, Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota in attack.
How will Wolverhampton Wanderers fare against Manchester City?
Wolves come into their game with City off the back of three wins and two draws from their last six. They sit sixth in the Premier League with 27 points from 18 games and could leapfrog fifth-placed Sheffield United if they better their next result.