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Wolves: Fans confused by Nuno’s XI for Black Country Derby

Wolves: Fans confused by Nuno’s XI for Black Country Derby - Wolves News

Many Wolves fans were left scratching their heads at Nuno Espirito Santo’s decision to switch to an apparent 3-5-2 after their starting line-up was revealed that will face West Bromwich Albion in the Black Country Derby this afternoon.

An hour before kick-off, Nuno unveiled that he made two changes to his side that lost 2-1 to Everton last time out, with Rayan Ait-Nouri and Morgan Gibbs-White coming out of the team.

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In their place, Adama Traore came in alongside Fabio Silva as part of a front two, with Willy Boly dropping back into the backline in place of Rayan Ait-Nouri.

As first impressions go, Nuno had set out his side in a 3-5-2 formation, with Pedro Neto playing in the left wingback role.

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Because of this, supporters were confused with some suggesting that it will eventually merge into more of a 4-3-3 as the game goes on, with Neto joining the attacking line.

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“Oh wow didn’t expect the 3-5-2, but thank god Boly Adama and Neto are all back.”

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“It’s 4 at the back surely”

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“I’m not sure what to think this could be a back 4”

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“Surely that’s Saiss LB in a back 4. Club always get the formation wrong. Happy with that though #wwfc”

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“Could just as easily/more likely be a back four with Saiss at left-back. Seems like a waste to push Neto further away from the opposing goal. #WWFC”

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“Not the line up I thought but cmon wolves”

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In other news, Wolves named as interested party regarding big-name midfielder who is ‘far too good’ for the bench.

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