The Lowdown: Lage misses midweek defeat
The Old Gold were thumped 5-1 at home to Manchester City on Wednesday and they had to get through proceedings without their manager on the touchline.
Lage tested positive for a viral infection earlier this month, meaning that he isolated at home and relayed information to his backroom team from his living room.
It wasn’t an ideal scenario and the result arguably wouldn’t have panned out the same if he were in the dugout, but a positive update has now emerged.
The Latest: Spiers provides welcome update
Taking to Twitter during Lage’s pre-match press conference, Spiers confirmed in two simple words that the manager was now out of isolation and will be back for Sunday’s must-win visit of bottom club Norwich City to Molineux
The journalist succinctly tweeted: “He’s back”.
The Verdict: Good to have him back
This is an undoubted boost for Wolves, with Lage’s influence badly missed against City as his side were ripped to pieces at Molineux.
Having the manager on the touchline and getting his thoughts across in the dressing room is vital for any team, so the hope is that an improved performance comes Wolves’ way this afternoon, albeit against far inferior opposition to table-topping Man City.
A win for the Old Gold would preserve their slim hopes of qualifying for Europe, especially with West Ham hosting City today. The Irons currently have a five-point lead over Lage’s men with two matches left, highlighting the need for Wolves to win their remaining fixtures and hope for the best elsewhere.
In other news, one Wolves attacking hero could leave the club this summer. Find out who it is here.
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