Date: 29th July 2017 at 9:20pm
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Wolves have produced some good and some not so good performances in their pre-season games but the signs were there at Molineux against Leicester that its all coming together nicely in preparation for the season opening league game against Middlesbrough next Saturday.

Nuno stayed with the 343 formation he has used in all the pre season games for this final warm up with Coady named as captain;

Ruddy
Miranda, Coady, Boly
Doherty, Saiss, Neves, Douglas
Enobakhare, Cavaleiro, Jota

Wolves started the game on the front foot with newest signing Jota making an early impression and Schmeichel had to be smart to stop a deflected shot from the attacker. But Wolves almost fell behind early when Vardy chased a ball through the centre and Ruddy hesitated enabling the England striker to go round him and shoot towards an empty net only for Coady to pop up with a goal line clearance.

The slick passing of Wolves was impressing the locals with Boly, Douglas, Neves and Jota all impressing. Enobakhare was next to threaten though, first delaying and then scuffing his shot but from the next attack a better effort just over. Then Cavaleiro should probably have scored when a fine Douglas cross found him on the near post but he turned his effort wide.

The second half starts with a fine run from Jota ending with a shot from distance that Schmeichel saved. And it was from another positive Jota run that Wolves took a deserved lead. He rode a tackle in midfield and carried the ball to the edge of the area before laying the ball off to Cavaleiro who cut in from the left and curled a fine shot into the far corner.

Wolves made a series of changes around the mid point of the second half with Neves, Jota, Saiss, Miranda, Douglas, Enobakhare and Cavaleiro making way for Price, Edwards, Ronan, Batth, Zyro, Bennett and Graham. And those changes didn’t stop Wolves making the running and they went close three times more with Ronan’s shot deflected wide by the keeper. Zyro hitting the post from an angle and then Doherty shooting narrowly wide.

Ruddy 6 – steady enough and caught some decent crosses with just one moment of hesitation that let Vardy in.
Miranda 6 – looks comfortable on the ball and an unfussy defender.
Coady 7 – making the central defensive positon his own in pre season and stood up well to the Vardy threat.
Boly 8 – a man mountain with no little ability, a great signing
Doherty 7 – got up and down the right side before moving to the left after the subs.
Saiss 7 – a much steadier and controlled performance today
Neves 8 – the excitement that greeted his signing looks totally justified. Good control, rarely gives the ball away and effortlessly spreads the ball wide to the wing backs with pinpoint passes
Douglas 8 – some good scouting been done here because he looks a player worth far more than the £1m shelled out
Enobakhare 6 – the potential is there for all to see and he made some good runs today, just needs to add the quality in the final third
Cavaleiro 6 – played as the main striker and only made fleeting inroads, but scored a superb goal
Jota 8 – added the positive running that Wolves may have been lacking in the attacking third and looks an exciting signing
Some good cameos from the subs to show there is strength in depth to the squad now, with Ronan the pick.

A team performance that will only have added to the pre season optimism. Just seems to be that one ingredient lacking as all Wolves supporters wait to see if the club will bring in the quality of striker that would complete a great summer’s work in the transfer market.

But just a matter of days to wait now until the sell out seasonal opener against Middlesbrough next Saturday. Can hardly wait.