Wolves hope keeper Carl Ikeme will be fit after finger injury

Carl Ikeme

Wolves are hoping that keeper Carl Ikeme will be fit for the weekend after he dislocated his finger in Tuesday night's 1-0 home defeat by Millwall.

Ikeme, who had not missed a minute of league action this season, was replaced by Dorus De Vries after sustaining the injury midway through the second half.

But a club spokesman said: "We're hopeful Carl will be OK for Saturday."

Wolves will also be boosted for this weekend's trip to Bristol City by the return from suspension of Karl Henry.

Stale Solbakken's side have lost all three games while Henry has been sidelined by a three-game ban following his red card in the 3-3 draw against Brighton on 10 November.

Having now gone nine games since their last win, at Blackburn on 6 October, Solbakken admits that they have been weakened by the loss of summer signings Slawomir Peszko and Razak Boukari, as well as longer-term casualties Stephen Hunt and Jamie O'Hara.

"We have players waiting in the wings that, in a month or two, make the competition stronger," he told BBC Sport.

"At the moment if players are struggling physically or mentally we can't really rest them.

"I rested Tongo Doumbia for the Millwall game as he feels weak and that his legs have gone a little bit. We have to find out what is happening there.

"And Bakary Sako played the whole game with a small injury. He wanted to play and he wouldn't have made the injury worse but I don't think he was 100%.

"We are in a situation where some players maybe feel that they have a certain lack of confidence.

"That is something we have to find out and help them through. But I don't think it has anything to do with morale.

"We were very bad in the second half, as we were on Saturday against Nottingham Forest, but that is not down to morale.

"I don't think going mad at this moment helps. People say we just need a lucky break, but I would prefer it was with quality that we got a result rather than a lucky break."

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