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Wolves will be without Hwang, Air-Nouri and Traore who are all on international duty. Lemina is back training with the team but it is unclear whether he will feature in this one. Joao Gomes is suspended following his red card in the last game against Brentford.
Here are the main lines from his news conference:
Forward Nathan Fraser is in contention for Tuesday’s game, which is a “big plus” in the absence of Hwang Hee-chan.
On what is likely to be a “quiet” January transfer window: “This one won’t be as exciting but it’s up to me to keep maximising what we have. We want to strengthen but let’s see how the next two weeks unfold.”
He confirmed that Wolves “have no worries around financial fair play,” breaches that are set to be announced by the Premier League today., adding: “We’ve worked hard to make sure the accounts were balanced without suffering on the pitch. I’m hoping it’s just short term for the club, then we can take stock and try to progress. I don’t expect any surprises today.”
On whether he expects changes to Brentford’s starting eleven: “They’re missing key players at the moment, so it’s two teams that don’t have the luxury of rotation. I’d expect the teams to be fairly similar to the last game.”
A game against rivals West Brom in the fourth round is a motivation but not a distraction for his players: “They’ll know that West Brom is a big game for supporters but we have a clear focus on Brentford for now.”
Referee: Andrew Madley Assistants: Harry Lennard and Nick Hopton Fourth official: Gavin Ward Video assistant referees: Graham Scott and Paul Tierney Additional video assistant referee: Nick Greenhalgh
Madley refereed the meeting between the Wolves and Brentford on 27 December as goals from Mario Lemina, Hwang Hee-chan (2) and substitute Jean- Ricner Bellegarde consigned Thomas Frank’s side to a 4-1 defeat at Gtech Community Stadium.
Wolves are due to replay Brentford on Tuesday 16th January at Molineux with a 7.30pm kick off. This game is not scheduled for UK television .