Wolves' old boys look to put one over on former employees.

Last updated : 31 January 2003 By Dave Burgess


Wolves are in 8h position, Sheffield Wednesday are down in 23rd.

However, Sheffield Wednesday are on a bit of a recent rival, having won 3 of their last 6 league games which gives them better recent form.

Wolves need to take their storming cup form into the league if they are to climb into the play-off places.

What about the opposition?

Well Wednesday aren’t where they are because they are blinding.

However, now that Chris Turner has been wheeling and dealing in the loan market he has a better chance of steering the Owls out of the relegation places.

Particularly of interest to Wolves fans will be loanee Carl Robinson, out of favour at Portsmouth and potentially Ryan Green signed permanently but not a regular.

As well as this Turner has on loan Daryll Powell from Birmingham, Gary Monk from Southampton, Allan Johnston from Middlesborough to add to Lloyd Owusu signed by his predecessor from Chelsea.

Today Turner has completed the loan signing of Karl Reddy from Sunderland and Brian Barry-Murphy on a free.

Therefore, it’s going to be a new-look Owls that the home fans will see run out at Hillsborough.

As for how this is going to gel we don’t yet know. Hopefully, the lack of early cohesion will allow Wolves to exploit the unfamiliarity.

The danger man is Shefki Kuqi. After being rejected after a brief trial by Wolves he’s always on top of his game when he meets Wolves.

Earlier this season he scored both Owls goal in the 2-2 draw at Molineux and was a handful for Lescott and Butler all night.

He also scored the Owls second goal in the 2-2 end of last season, the day Albion clinch the 2nd automatic promotion place.

Therefore, it’s going to be another tough test of Wolves’ credentials.

Soon to follow for Wolves:

Brighton away – another team battling for their first division survival followed by the Rochdale 5th round cup tie.

Score Prediction:

Well, it could go either way.

By all means expect the Owls to take the game to Wolves.

Wolves should field the same starting 11 as against Leicester.

We need to get that Cup-tie
fervour onto the pitch tomorrow and hopefully the quality of our players will see us through to victory.

Perhaps an early goal would play on the home teams confidence.

I’ll be there so fingers crossed!

Come on the Wolves!

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