Wolves v Coventry

Wolves have winger Bakary Sako back in contention, while defenders Sam Ricketts and Matt Doherty expect to be fit to face Coventry City at Molineux.

Ricketts pulled out of Wales duty with a knee injury, while Doherty injured his groin playing for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s last Friday night.

Coventry City are still without injured defender Cyrus Christie, who is out for a month with an ankle injury.

Midfielder Billy Daniels needs a hernia operation, but may still play.

Wolverhampton-born striker Leon Clarke visits Molineux for only the second time since leaving for Sheffield Wednesday in January 2007.

All three of his meetings with Wolves while in a Wednesday shirt ended in defeat (including a 4-1 hammering at Molineux), but he has been prolific in his 10 months with Coventry, hitting 18 goals in 29 appearances despite missing the final quarter of last season.


Wolves manager Kenny Jackett told BBC WM:

"Coventry City have done fantastically well this season. We're well aware that they have a free-scoring front two with 18 goals between them who have formed a very good partnership.

"But taking the game to Coventry will be the best chance of taking the points.

"I expect Sam Ricketts and Matt Doherty to both be fit and Bakary Sako is chomping at the bit to return."

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It'll be terrific. We cannot wait. The players look very much up for it. The training has been terrific again this week. It'll be a wonderful atmosphere.

"The biggest thing for ourselves is going there believing we can win, not just hoping we win but believing we can win. That for me is going to be a very important aspect of our preparation believing we'll go there and win.

"One of the things we have to ensure is that on the day we play to our plan, we play to our philosophy and we don't allow the occasion to affect our performance."

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