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18 October 2012

A look ahead to the visit of Wolves

Town returns to League action this Saturday following the international break by welcoming former Premier League outfit Wolves to the Stadium; kick-off 3pm.

Town entered the break on a high following the victory at St Andrews, which moved the Terriers into the Play-Off positions.

Currently placed third in the npower Championship, Wolves has won five of its last six games including a one goal victory over Blackburn in its last outing.


James Adcock
Wayne Grunnill and Kevin Mattocks
Darren Bond

Wolves’ last five results

Blackburn (Championship) 1-0 (W)
Crystal Palace (Championship) 2-1 (L)
Sheffield Wednesday (Championship) 2-0 (W)
Chelsea (Capital One Cup) 6-0 (L)
Peterborough (Championship) 2-0 (W)

Town Team News

Joel Lynch still remains a doubt for Saturday’s game despite having treatment on his shin injury. Oscar Gobern is out for 12 weeks after undergoing surgery on his troublesome ankle.
Oliver Norwood will be back in the squad after playing 90 minutes for Northern Ireland in the week against Portugal.

Wolves Team News

David Davis will look to impress this weekend as he is likely to take Karl Henry’s place while he serves his suspension. Steven Mouyokolo suffered a minor, unrelated problem to his cruciate ligament injury in February so will also miss the game at the weekend. Wayne Hennessey is fit again, however it is believed that Carl Ikeme will keep his place in the side.

Elsewhere, Wolves are struggling for wingers with Slawomir Peszko (knee), Stephen Hunt (hip) and Razak Boukari (calf) all out, but they have drafted in Jermaine Pennant on loan who is likely to start.

Wolves Manager Ståle Solbakken

Norwegian Ståle Solbakken was named as the new Wolves manager in May 2012 and officially took over from acting manager Terry Connor in July.

The 44-year-old was a midfielder in his playing days and played over 300 competitive games.

He made 58 appearances for Norway, including the matches against Morocco, Scotland and Italy at the 1998 World Cup.

Solbakken returned to Norway in 2002 and started his managerial career at his old club HamKam, positioned in the second-tier. He had great success at HamKam and gained promotion to the top-flight Tippeligaen. The following season, Solbakken was awarded the 2004 Kniksen award as Norwegian Manager of the Year.

The Norwegian moved to Copenhagen, another of his former clubs in 2005. He guided them to the Danish Superliga in 2006 and 2007 and managed them to a 1-0 victory against Manchester United in the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League, despite finishing bottom in the group. 

His first competitive game in charge of Wolves was in the Capital One Cup against Aldershot, which his side won on penalties.

Wolves Transfers 2012/13


Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson – Lillestrøm – £2.4m
Georg Margreitter – Austria Vienna – Undisclosed
Razak Boukari – Rennes – Undisclosed
Bakary Sako – Saint-Étienne – Undisclosed
Frank Nouble – West Ham – Free transfer
Tongo Doumbia – Rennes – Loan deal
Slawomir Peszko – Köln – Loan deal
Jermaine Pennant – Stoke City – Loan deal


Steven Fletcher – Sunderland - £14m
Matt Jarvis – West Ham United - £10.75m
Michael Kightly – Stoke City – Undisclosed
Sam Vokes – Burnley - Undisclosed
Adlène Guedioura – Nottingham Forest – Undisclosed
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing – Peterborough United – Undisclosed
Leigh Griffiths – Hibernian – Loan deal
Jake Cassidy – Tranmere Rovers – Loan deal
Johnny Gorman – Plymouth Argyle – Loan deal
Adam Hammill – Huddersfield Town – Loan deal
Jamie Reckord – Coventry City – Loan deal
George Elokobi – Bristol City – Loan deal
Sam Winnall – Shrewsbury Town – Loan deal
Matt Doherty – Bury – Loan deal
Louis Harris – AFC Wimbledon – Free transfer


Nenad Milijaš
James Spray
Ashley Hemmings

Key Man - Bakary Sako

Sako signed for Wolves on a three-year contract in August and has already made a name for himself at Molineux. The Malian winger can be utilised as a striker and has already scored three league goals this season. Upon signing for Solbakken, Sako believes football in England suits his style of play. The 24-year-old signed from French side St. Etienne, where he scored 10 times in 67 appearances.

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