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Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has confirmed there are no new injury concerns in his squad. Will Hughes remains out with a virus, with Chris Richards and Nathan Ferguson among the players still injured.
Nathan Collins is available for Wolves after completing a suspension for his sending off against Manchester City. Goalkeeper Jose Sa is being monitored on a game-by-game basis, having broken his right wrist in the second outing of the season against Fulham.
HEAD TO HEAD
Here are the key lines from his news conference:
The pre-match social media post from Nottingham Forest perhaps gave Wolves “an extra edge” on Saturday: “The players seized on it quickly. You don’t have to motivate a professional footballer, but the performance was definitely better – so maybe it did.”
Davis described the weekend’s victory as “a little step forward”, adding: “We have worked hard the last couple of weeks, but that does not always guarantee a result. We’ve got to take little steps and that was a first one for us.”
He said he feels “privileged” to be in charge: “I would drive a bus here if they asked me to. It’s a great club and myself and James [Collins] feel grateful we’ve been trusted to take on the reins.”
However, he added that he knows nothing about Wolves’ hunt for a permanent manager: “All I can control is what is happening here.”
Everyone who was available on Saturday remains in contention to play on Tuesday, plus Nathan Collins returns from suspension. There is no date yet for Raul Jimenez’s return.
On opponents Palace: “They are a team of undoubted quality. Historically, we’ve found it tough against them. We need to be bold, brave and play with lots of courage. Hopefully we go there with a bit of confidence from winning on Saturday.”
- Crystal Palace have won the past three league meetings without conceding a goal. They can equal their longest Premier League winning streak versus a single opponent.
- Both last season’s encounters finished 2-0 to Palace, with Wilfried Zaha scoring in each game.
- Their two Premier League victories this season have come after they conceded the opening goal.
- Palace’s three defeats have been against current top-four teams Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.
- The Eagles have dropped 10 points from winning positions this season; only Leicester City, with 14 points, have a worse record.
- Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their past seven home league matches against non-London opposition, winning each of the last four.
- Wolves earned only their second win in 17 league games by beating Nottingham Forest at the weekend (D5, 10).
- They only scored more than once in one of those fixtures, a 2-2 draw at Chelsea in May.
- Wolves could go winless in 10 successive Premier League away matches for the first time since August 2011 to January 2012.
- The Molineux side can equal a club top-flight record of going five successive away matches without scoring. They have done this on three occasions, most recently from September to October 1981.
- They scored after six minutes of their opening away game this season – at Leeds – but have since gone 444 minutes without a goal on the road, despite having 73 shots.
Referee: David Coote. Assistants: Nick Hopton, Neil Davies. Fourth official: Graham Scott. VAR: Lee Mason. Assistant VAR: Adam Nunn.
Wolves travel to Crystal Palace for an 8.15pm kick off on Thursday 18th October 2022, the match is live on Amazon Prime.