Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has refused to rule out defender Willy Boly ahead of his side’s trip to Manchester City.
Boly has missed the past four Premier League matches with a minor injury.
But on Monday afternoon, he was pictured limbering up at the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, raising hopes that he may be involved at the Etihad (via @WolvesFC_latest).
Nuno coy on Boly fitness
Nuno had this to say as he addressed the press earlier in the day about his injured players (via @alexedicken):
“You can assume (they are out)… but you cannot be sure,” five words that Dicken felt were ‘a little teaser‘.
Three other injury concerns for Wolves
Wolves will very likely remain without two key players, though. Daniel Podence will be sidelined until the middle of March, while Raul Jimenez is still being gradually reintegrated after fracturing his skull in the autumn.
Boly and Jimenez were both part of a Wolves side that claimed a smash-and-grab victory at the Etihad early last season.
Defender Marcal is the final notable absentee after undergoing surgery on an adductor injury (via Premier Injuries).
Transfer Tavern verdict
Ultimately, it makes little sense to rush Boly back for this one, if that is what Wolves are considering.
They have coped well without the Frenchman during his most recent lay-off, with two wins and two draws over the four games.
And while they will be eyeing a repeat of the last season’s heroics, this isn’t exactly a crucial fixture in Wolves’ season – Manchester City away will not define the campaign.
The weekend trip to Villa Park, on the other hand, means a great deal more. Caution should be exercised with one eye on that Saturday evening clash.
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