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EFL Cup : Wolves vs Stoke

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Stoke City extended their rivalry on Thursday night with League Cup second round bouts. While Wolves started their Premier League campaign with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United, the Potters were held a goalless draw by Millwall in the Championship.

Coming from Porto for a club record fee, Silva will make his debut in attack, along with his Portuguese countryman Vitinha. Nuno could also take the opportunity to hand over a main kick from the start to Leonardo Campana, who has been in Molineux since January without showing up. Leander Dendoncker and Conor Coady may be the only two players to hold the starting position. Every Wolves fan is extremely disappointed to miss European football for the second consecutive season, a step backward could hamper their long-term growth. However, it is argued that the West Midlands club needs some time to restart, and their performance against Sheffield United suggests a year of domestics could help them in a period of uncertainty. . Nuno Espirito Santo knew he would only be able to retain the club's stars with top 7 wins and finishes, and a lot of that has contributed to an exciting performance at Bramall Lane. While Raul Jimenez and Romain Saiss dominate the papers, it wouldn't be fair to mention that people like the new Marcal from Lyon, Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto all made important contributions.

Former Wolves captain Danny Batth is hoping to join Fletcher in Thursday night's game against Stoke as a guard. Jack Butland, Harry Souttar, Jordan Thompson, Josh Tymon and Tom Ince are also competing for a spot. Michael O'Neill may not mind having a long time, but will have a desire to beat one of the club's opponents from the many years that pass. O'Neill will also want his side to find the back of the net for the first time this season after goalless draws with Blackpool and Millwall. With their additions in the summer it was only a matter of time, with Steven Fletcher among the players motivated to make an impression both in general and against his former club. Stoke conceded only 1 goal in 5 pre-season matches.