WolvesMAD Latest ahead of the Wimbledon Game

Last updated : 31 August 2002 By Steve Hermon

Rookie keeper Matt Murray could make his long awaited Wolves debut in goal if Michael Oakes fails a fitness test on a rib injury.

Murray, who came through the Wolves Youth ranks, has been a permanent fixture on the substitutes bench ever since Wolves Legend Mike Stowell left the club a few years ago.

Despite a few appearances by loan keepers, Murray has been in and around the first team squad, but has never got the chance in the first team, thanks mainly to Oakes' impressive record of playing 125 consecutive games for Wolves.

That could end though, due to an injury that the Wolves no.1 sustained in training on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Wolves are keeping close checks on Paul Ince's fitness to see if he could figure at Selhurst Park. His knee is still said to be tight, but if he isn't included in the starting line-up, he will almost certainly make the bench.

Dean Sturridge and Nathan Blake are expected to continue their 'little and large' strike partnership, as Deano put it, at the expense of Kenny Miller.

No complaints really, seeing as Deano and Blake were on the score sheet in the 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday last Tuesday.

Now it’s time for another one of my ill-fated predictions! I am yet to get one right, but does any professional pundit on the TV ever get it right?! I think a 3-1 win for us, in an away game where the Wolves fans will probably out number the home supporters. That will certainly make it an interesting atmosphere!

Should I predict the scorers as well? Might as well! Put your money on Cooper scoring first against his former club and Deano grabbing a brace.

C'mon Wolves!!!

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